Blue Jackets stay in the Province of Alberta, playing at Edmonton tonight, 9:30 PM



TV:  TNT                                   Brendan Burke (play-by-play), Jen Botterill (analyst), Darren Pang (ice level)                       
Radio:  97.1 The Fan              Bob McElligott (play-by-play), Dylan Tyrer (host)

Oilers to Watch

«  C Leon Draisaitl, who was selected to play in his fourth NHL All-Star Game next month, ranks second in the League in points and fourth in assists with 28-45-73 in 46 appearances this season.

«  C Connor McDavid, who is slated to play in his sixth All-Star Game in Sunrise and has captured the Art Ross Trophy for most points in each of the last two seasons, leads the NHL in goals, assists and points in 2022-23 with 40-48-88 in 48 contests.

«  G Stuart Skinner, named to his first NHL All-Star Game, leads NHL rookie netminders in save percentage (min. 10 GP) and ranks second in wins with a 13-10-2 record, 2.92 GAA and a .915 SV% in 27 appearances.

All-Time Series

«  The Blue Jackets have gone 23-34-6 in 63 all-time meetings vs. the Oilers, including 8-21-2 on the road.

«  CBJ snapped a five-game losing streak in the series with a 5-2 victory in the clubs’ most recent meeting on Apr. 24, 2022.

«  Columbus is 3-4-0 in the last seven visits to Edmonton but the Oilers have won each of the last three.

«  The winning team has scored four or more goals in eight-straight contests with the home team winning 5-2 in each of the games in the 2021-22 series.

«  The Oilers own six of the eight shutouts in the all-time series with the last one registered on Mar. 2, 2019 (Koskinen 30 saves in 4-0 win at CBJ).

«  The Blue Jackets have registered three of the four hat tricks in the all-time series and all three penalty shot attempts.

This Season (CBJ, 0-0-0)

«  Jan. 25, 2023 – at Edmonton (9:30 p.m. ET)

«  Feb. 25, 2023 – at COLUMBUS (12:30 p.m. ET)

Player Notables vs. Oilers

«  D Adam Boqvist – 1-2-3 in 2 career GP, including a goal in his last game at the Oilers on Feb. 11, 2020.

«  LW Johnny Gaudreau – 16-20-36 in 41 career GP, including 5 assists in his last contests vs. the club (Mar. 26, 2022) and points in three-straight (1-7-8) and six of his last seven (3-9-12).

«  LW Patrik Laine – 4-2-6 in 11 career GP, including a goal in his last game at Edmonton (Mar. 11, 2020) and points in his four of his past six against the club (2-2-4).

«  G Elvis Merzlikins – 1-1-0 with a 2.67 GAA and .928 SV% in 3 career GP, including stopping 33-of-35 shots in a win in his most recent contests against the club on Apr. 24, 2022.

«  W Gustav Nyquist – 5-9-14 in 17 career GP, including points in three-straights games played overall (2-2-4) and eight of his last nine (4-6-10) as goals in three-straight road contests (3-0-3) and points in five-straight at Edmonton (4-1-5).

«  C Cole Sillinger – 1-2-3 in 2 career GP, including points in both games with an assist recorded in the last game at Edmonton on Dec. 16, 2021.


  • The Blue Jackets have earned points in each of their last two games (1-0-1) following a 4-3 overtime loss at Calgary on Monday.
  • Columbus kicked off a second-straight four games in six days stretch on Monday at Calgary.  The club also visits the Oilers, Canucks and Kraken between January 23-28.
  • The club, which has three more games on its four-game road trip, is 1-1-1 in its last three contests away from Nationwide Arena.
  • The Blue Jackets kicked off a stretch of seven consecutive contests against the Western Conference last Tuesday.  After facing the Central Division’s Predators, the team plays six-straight against the Pacific Division from January 19-28.  CBJ are 4-1-2 against the Pacific in 2022-23.
  • CBJ rank second in the NHL in penalty kill percentage since January 12 (95.0 pct.), trailing only Boston (95.5 pct.).  The club has killed off 19-of-20 opponent power plays over the last seven games.
  • The Jackets have scored power play goals in two-straight games (3-of-6; 50.0 pct.), including their sixth contest with multiple power play goals on Monday at Calgary (2-of-4).
  • Columbus blueliners have registered 5-11-16 in the last eight contests and have combined for 21-52-73 in 47 games during the 2022-23 season.
  • The Blue Jackets are tied with Nashville with a League-high 24 different players to score a goal this season.
  • CBJ rookies have combined for 12-12-23 over the last 16 games.  They lead all NHL teams in goals and rank second in points with 25-30-55 in 47 contests in 2022-23.
  • The Jackets play their fourth and final Wednesday game of the season against the Oilers.


  • Nick Blankenburg collected his first career multi-assist game and third career multi-point effort with two assists against San Jose on Saturday.  He has registered 1-3-4 in his last six contests and has collected 3-4-7 in 14 outings in 2022-23.
  • LW Johnny Gaudreau registered multiple points for the second-straight game (1-3-4) and a team-leading 13th time this season with two assists against Calgary.  He has collected assists in three-straight games (1-4-5) and has 2-6-8 in his past seven outings.  He leads the team in assists and points with 13-33-46 in 47 contests and was named to his first NHL All-Star Game as a Blue Jacket and seventh in his career.
  • Boone Jenner has notched goals in each of the past two contests.
  • Kent Johnson picked up his third multi-point effort of the campaign with two assists on Saturday.  He ranks sixth among NHL rookies in goals (tied) and points and 10th in points-per-game (min. 20 GP) with 8-13-21 in 44 contests (.48 Pt/GP).
  • LW Patrik Laine factored in on all three of the Blue Jackets’ goals on Monday (1-2-3) for his third three-point outing of the campaign.  He has picked up assists in three consecutive games (2-4-6) and has 5-7-12 in his last eight contests.  He has tallied 12-12-24 in 24 contests since December 1 to raise his season totals to 14-14-28 in 32 contests.
  • RW Kirill Marchenko ranks fourth among NHL rookie goal scorers in 2022-23 with 10-0-10 in 24 games but leads League rookies in goals and ranks fifth-T in points since making his NHL debut on December 6.
  • Gustav Nyquist tallied his second game-winning goal of the season and added an assist for his fifth multi-point effort against the Sharks on Saturday.  He has registered 2-2-4 in his last five games.
  • Jack Roslovic had his five-game points streak (1-5-6) snapped on Monday at Calgary.  It was one game shy of tying his career high (twice, MR: 5-2-7 from Apr. 17-28, 2022).  He has picked up 3-17-20 in 26 outings since December 1 after totaling 1-5-6 in his first 18 games of the campaign.


  • Gavin Bayreuther is 10 games from 100 for his NHL career (5-14-19, 90 GP).
  • C Boone Jenner (157-151-308, 625 GP) is three games from surpassing Cam Atkinson (213-189-402, 627 GP) for the second-most games played in CBJ history.
  • LW Gustav Nyquist is one game from 700 for his NHL career (174-249-423, 699 GP).
  • Equipment Manager Jamie Healy is three games from 2,000 for his pro hockey career.


  • Jake Bean (shoulder) is on Injured Reserve (Nov. 17); out 4-to-6 months (32 games)
  • RW Yegor Chinakhov (ankle) is on Injured Reserve (Dec. 20); out indefinitely (16 games)
  • C/RW Justin Danforth (torn labrum) is on Injured Reserve (Oct. 25); 6 months (41 games)
  • RW Carson Meyer (oblique strain) is on Injured Reserve (Jan. 10); 6-to-8 weeks (7 games)
  • LW Jakub Voracek (upper body) is on Injured Reserve (Nov. 4); out indefinitely (36 games)
  • Zach Werenski (shoulder separation/torn labrum) is on Injured Reserve (Nov. 10); out 6 months (34 games)