Sedlak (upper body) will take the ice for Tuesday's Game 4 against Pittsburgh. Despite the fact that he wasn't able to get much practice time ahead of Tuesday's tilt, head coach John Tortorella likely feels that Sedlak can bring some energy to a team that trails 3-0 in the series. Sedlak has the ability to be an effective bottom-six forward, but with 13 points in 62 games, he's not someone to rely on for offensive production.
Sedlak (upper body) skated for a third consecutive day Saturday but coach John Tortorella signaled that he's still not ready for a full practice session, the Blue Jackets' official site reports. Taking the ice for practice remains the biggest hurdle between Sedlak and a return to the lineup. Given the information, it's safe to rule the forward out for Sunday's Game 3 against the Penguins. The forward doesn't provide a ton of offense or see the ice much when healthy, but he does provide some decent depth in the bottom six that could provide a spark to the team.
Sedlak (upper body) is projected to be an injured scratch for Friday's Game 2 matchup with the Penguins, NHL.com reports. Assuming Sedlak doesn't make a surprise return Friday, it will mark the seventh consecutive game he's sat as a result of this ailment. The 24-year-old is not likely to re-enter the lineup until he's able to get in a full practice or two with the whole team, so check back for updates on his status ahead of Game 3 on Sunday.
Sedlak (upper body) skated on his own Thursday, The Columbus Dispatch reports. The rookie pivot's status for Game 2 against the Penguins on Friday is still very much up in the air. After all, he's only taken to the ice once since sustaining the ailment March 31. When healthy, Sedlak figures to make an impact as a two-way role player.
Sedlak (upper body) is considered day-to-day ahead of Wednesday's Game 1 against the Penguins. Sedlak missed the Blue Jackets' final five games of the regular season due to an upper-body injury, and there's been no indication that the 24-year-old pivot will be ready to return for Game 1 of the first-round playoff series. The 2011 sixth-round pick tallied 13 points (seven goals, six assists) while averaging 9:43 of ice time in 62 games with the big club this season, and he'll likely return to a bottom-six role once healthy.
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