Earlier tonight, Columbus’ Jared Boll went on the IR with a head and neck injury that will have him miss seven to 10 days.
In his place from the Syracuse Crunch comes the No. 6 overall draft pick, Nikita Filatov, who has scored two goals and is a +1 in the two games since the AHL season began.
More to the point, he brings a certain amount of skill to the Blue Jackets that Boll, who is a fine fighter and intimidator, simply cannot. With Columbus scoring just eight goals in its first three games, and five coming in the opener, the team was clearly in need of offensive help.
Filatov’ll do okay in that role and (hopefully) stay up for good.