Welcome to Columbus:
(For the record, we used the Predators' one.)
A few minor developments today:
-Maxime Talbot is scheduled to play today despite his having a bruised foot resulting from blocking a shot during yesterday's practice.
-Brooks Orpik (illness) and Evgeni Malkin (undisclosed) are also expected to play.
-For the Blue Jackets, defenseman Marc Methot is expected to play following a four-game absence due to an "upper-body" ailment.
-Columbus forward Jared Boll was not suspended for a hit on Sabres defenseman Shaone Morrison Friday but was fined $2,500.