Fedor Tyutin D CLS 5 Months

Fedor Tyutin had a goal and an assist in the Blue Jackets' 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6.

Tyutin's goal was scored shorthanded and started Columbus' rally of three straight third-period goals to nearly close the deficit. That rally helped the Blue Jackets end on a positive note, even if they were still eliminated Monday night.

Fedor Tyutin D CLS 5 Months

Fedor Tyutin (undisclosed) will suit up in Saturday's game.

He has been injured since Game 2, but he'll get back in the lineup for Game 5. Tyutin doesn't have a shot or a point in the series against Pittsburgh so far, but he's played just under 27 minutes of ice time during his two appearances.

Fedor Tyutin D CLS 5 Months

The Blue Jackets may get defenseman Fedor Tyutin back in the lineup on Saturday.

He missed the last two games after taking a hard hit on the first shift of Game 2 in the opening-round playoff series by Pittsburgh's Joe Vitale. "He had a full practice (Friday), and that's a good sign," Columbus coach Todd Richards said, although he wanted to discuss Tyutin's condition with the medical staff before making a decision. Tyutin, who said he wants to play, was asked if he knew where he was in the aftermath of Vitale's hit. "Yeah," he deadpanned. "Pittsburgh."

Fedor Tyutin D CLS 5 Months

Fedor Tyutin (undisclosed) skated on Thursday.

Coach Todd Richards is hoping that Tyutin will be able to return at some point during Columbus' first round series against Pittsburgh. He hasn't played since the first period of Game 2 and Game 5 is slated for Saturday night.

Fedor Tyutin D CLS 5 Months

Fedor Tyutin (undisclosed) missed Game 4 on Wednesday.

It was Tyutin's second straight contest on the sidelines. Columbus was also without defenseman Ryan Murray on Wednesday, but they still managed to earn a 4-3 overtime win.

Fedor Tyutin D CLS 5 Months

Fedor Tyutin (undisclosed) wasn't on the ice for Columbus' optional Tuesday morning skate.

Tyutin probably won't play in Game 4 on Wednesday. He also missed Monday's contest due to the ailment.

Fedor Tyutin D CLS 5 Months

Fedor Tyutin (undisclosed) is unlikely to play in Game 3 Monday.

Tyutin was injured during the first period on Saturday and never returned. Look for either Nick Schultz or Dalton Prout to take his place in the lineup.

Fedor Tyutin D CLS 5 Months

Coach Todd Richards gave no update on Fedor Tyutin's status after Columbus' 4-3 double-overtime win against the Penguins on Saturday night.

Tyutin played 6:55, getting two shots on goal and taking a penalty. Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch believes it's an upper-body injury after he took a few big hits in the first period.

Fedor Tyutin D CLS 5 Months

Fedor Tyutin has not played since the first period Saturday due to an undisclosed injury.

It's unclear how Tyutin was hurt. The Columbus reargard played 6:55 in the first period, blocking a shot and taking a penalty against the Penguins. He had 26 points in the regular season.

Fedor Tyutin D CLS 6 Months

Defenseman Fedor Tyutin, who had missed nine games because of an ankle injury suffered during the Olympics, returned to the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night and contributed a steady effort to his team's 2-1 shootout victory over the Minnesota Wild.

Tyutin blocked a shot and delivered a hit and there were no Wild goals while he was on the ice. With Tyutin back, Columbus coach Todd Richards made sweeping changes to his defensive pairings. Jack Johnson, who had been Tyutin's partner, skated with David Savard while Tyutin was out. But Richards had Johnson paired with Dalton Prout, Tyutin with James Wisniewski, and Nikita Nikitin with Savard. Tyutin and Wisniewski hadn't played together since early in the 2011-12 season. "He's such an easy guy to play with," Wisniewski said. "Every defensemen in this room would love to have Fedor next to them."