COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets are at the front of the pack with a 6-0-3 record after 9 games played. Although the team has yet to taste defeat, the Jackets will be in tough as they will be without starting goaltender Jaroslav Halak for at least the next 2 games. Halak suffered an undisclosed injury during tonight's 3-3 tie against Detroit. Sources close to Columbus claim the injury occured when Halak, who remains in his crease during the intermissions, was struck by the zamboni shortly before the start of the 3rd period. He tried to stay in the game but it quickly became apparent that he could not continue.

"If anything, the injury to Halak comes at the best possible time in our team's schedule; our next match up is against the Buffalo Sabres, so we were likely going to sit Halak anyways", said GM Eric. The Sabres have been the laughing stock of the league for many years now and teams traditionally dress their weakest roster when facing GM Kevin.

After their game in Buffalo, the Jackets will head to the windy city to face the Blackhawks on October 30, then it's back home to Nationwide where they will meet the Ducks the following night.

- BJ Express