Hmm: Torts makes Tyutin a healthy scratch

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The Columbus Blue Jackets will shoot for three straight wins without Fedor Tyutin in the lineup.

It sounds like the move is for performance-based reasons rather than health, at least at the moment.

Kevin Connauton draws into the mix in Tyutin’s place, according to Rob Mixer of the Blue Jackets.

It’s difficult to see what, exactly, might rub John Tortorella the wrong way about Tyutin’s play.

His possession numbers seem solid  enough (even if he’s getting an unusually high number of offensive zone starts compared to his previous workhorse burden). You’d think he would be good enough to at least stay in the six-man mix for Columbus, especially against a challenging opponent like the Washington Capitals, but apparently not.