With the Oilers in town, the Blue Jackets decided against dressing Russian phenom, Nikita Filatov, for yet another healthy scratch to his young career. Filatov found himself in the press box a fair bit already this season, but with some healthy bodies returning to the line-up, Filatov was finding his way back up tonight.
Filatov was thought to be a pretty good pick in the Draft this year and John P. was the team to claim him in late-September, but has yet to really benefit from the selection this year. Filatov should be the leading candidate to be dropped by John this week in the Waiver Draft, as he needs some more offense starting Week Nine.
For the record, Filatov has been dropped nine times on the Sheet, leaving two selections left. Those last two selections would benefit by a change this year.