Clarkson set to debut on Jackets’ top line

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David Clarkson will make his Blue Jackets debut tonight when Columbus plays host to the New Jersey Devils.

Clarkson, who was acquired from Toronto on Thursday, is expected to start on the Jackets top line alongside Nick Foligno and Ryan Johansen.

Clarkson had 10 goals and 15 points to go along with a minus-11 rating in 58 games with the Leafs prior to Thursday’s trade.

Columbus looks to snap a four-game skid tonight

The Devils won the lone meeting between the two clubs 3-2 on Nov. 1.

Saturday’s meeting is the first of three over the course of the next month between the two clubs. They’ll meet again on Friday night at the Prudential Center in New Jersey.

Related: Clarkson hoping to get back to the ‘role that I played in New Jersey’