The Columbus Blue Jackets made the decision to place goaltender Curtis McIlhenney on waivers, a move we felt would likely cost the team the veteran goaltender, and of course today the Maple Leafs claimed him.
The questionable decision is now already causing the Blue Jackets some serious headaches as a report from Stephen Whyno of the Canadian Press has revealed that the team will be without Sergey Bobrovsky who has been sidelined with an illness.
As a result Columbus will be forced to give backup goaltender Anton Forsberg his first start of the season and he will be backed up by Joonas Korpisalo who is way down the depth chart in terms of Columbus' goalies.
It has to be said that the motivation for waiving McIlhenney may have been to get Forsberg into the line up, through 20 games for the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League he has been outstanding this season. However the Jackets certainly would have preferred to control the circumstances under which he got his first NHL start of the season.