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Blue Jackets Vs. Blackhawks: Division Leading Chicago Comes To Town

For more on the Blue Jackets, visit SB Nation's The Cannon.

Tonight's home game against the Chicago Blackhawks will be a difficult test for the Blue Jackets. Chicago comes in as the leaders in the Central Division at 8-4-3, while Columbus sits in last place. As SB Nation's Blue Jackets blog the Cannon notes, it will be an interesting test based on the flurry of player movement recently:

First, goaltender and heir apparent to Steve Mason, Mark Dekanich was activated after a lengthy bout with a high ankle sprain.

Dekanich was not the only player called up. Cam Atkinson and Jared Boll were also called up, while Mark Letestu was brought in via trade. It is hoped that the influx of talent will turn around a poor start tot he 2011-12 NHL season. The Blue Jackets have managed only five points through 14 games on the season. Given that poor start, it will be interesting to see how the new talent in town will mesh with what is already on the ice for Columbus.

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