Merzlikkin is unlikely to score a Blue Jackets goal in the next game due to a non-Covid-19 illness


“Blue Jackets” will visit Dallas “Stars” on Thursday (Friday at 3.30 pm Latvian time).

According to the Blue Jackets, the team from the farm club in the American Hockey League (AHL) has called on Russian goalkeeper Danilius Tarasov, who is likely to make his debut in the NHL on Thursday.

Aaron Porclaine, a reviewer for The Athletic, reports that if possible, Merzlikin will be in reserve for Thursday’s match. The “Stars” reserve goalkeeper participates in the “Blue Jackets” morning training.

Tarasov, a 22-year-old student of Salava Yulev, has played in nine games this season, representing the Cleveland Monsters team, with an average of 2.96 goals and 89.7% off.

“Blue Jackets” with 24 points in 20 matches is in ninth place in the Eastern Conference. The Columbus unit will end the trip in Washington on Saturday against the local Capitals team.

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