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12-17-2012, 01:35 PM
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October 19, 2013

After a frustrating start to the season with a 1-3-3 record, Blue Jackets GM Mackenzie decided to make some roster changes this morning recalling forwards Ryan Johansen and Mark Letestu and sending forwards Jared Boll and Derek Dorsett to AHL affiliate Springfield.

"I felt we needed some more skill in the lineup," he said in an interview. "There's no doubt in my mind [Boll and Dorsett] will be back up in the future, but right now, it looks like we need that extra scoring touch that Johansen and Letestu will give us."

Derek Mackenzie will make his return against Dallas (2-3-2) on Tuesday night after missing last night's 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh (4-2-0) with an upper-body injury. Adrian Aucoin is making progress in his recovery from an abdominal strain and is expected to be back into the line-up within the next 2 weeks while David Savard is unlikely to return to the line-up before Christmas due to a broken leg.

The projected line-ups for Tuesday's game against Dallas:

Columbus Blue Jackets
R. Umberger (83)D. Brassard (83)C. Atkinson (79)
V. Prospal (84)B. Dubinsky (81)M. Letestu (75)
N. Foligno (82)A. Anisimov (81)T. Kubalik (78)
M. Calvert (79)D. Mackenzie (76)R. Johansen (76)
F. Tyutin (84)J. Wisniewski (87)
N. Nikitin (79)J. Johnson (86)
R. Murray (77)C. Goloubef (77)
S. Mason (83)
S. Bobrovsky (83)

Dallas Stars
L. Eriksson (88)D. Roy (86)J. Jagr (85)
R. Whitney (86)T. Vincour (73)J. Benn (84)
C. Sceviour (74)M. Malhotra (76)M. Ryder (80)
A. Mair (73)A. Murray (73)C. Eakin (73)
T. Daley (85)A. Goligoski (84)
B. Dillon (77)P. Larsen (78)
J. Hillen (77)A. Rome (74)
K. Lehtonen (83)
R. Bachman (82)

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