Murray, Tyutin likely back for Columbus in Game 5

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The Columbus Blue Jackets’ defense is going to get a big lift for Game 5.

According to coach Todd Richards, defensemen Ryan Murray and Fedor Tyutin will return to the lineup. Tyutin has missed the past two games and Murray missed Game 4.

Preventing the Penguins from scoring has been a bit of an issue for the Blue Jackets as they’ve allowed 14 goals in four games. The Penguins and Blue Jackets have traded off 4-3 final scores in every game of the series which means both teams feel like they’ve got some work to do on the back end.

Without Tyutin and Murray in Game 4, the Blue Jackets went with Nick Schultz and Dalton Prout. To say they’re getting an upgrade in Game 5 is putting it politely.