Jackets starting to get healthy in goal, activate McElhinney

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Things could get pretty interesting in the Columbus crease over the next few weeks.

The Jackets, having ridden the AHL tandem of Joonas Korpisalo and Anton Forsberg over the last while, activated veteran backup Curtis McElhinney on Monday and sent Forsberg down to the minors.

Tomorrow, McElhinney will dress for the first time in 17 games, and serve as Korpisalo’s backup against the Bruins. While we’re hesitant to call this situation “interesting,” it is one to watch as Korpisalo may have worked his way into a longer look at the NHL level.

The Young Finn netminder has gone 4-0-1 over his last five games and, since being thrust into the staring gig, has performed admirably well, posting a .922 save percentage on the season.

Right now it remains to be seen when No. 1 Sergei Bobrovsky will return from his recurring groin issue, so Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella could be faced with a decision — go with McElhinney, who’s got far more NHL experience and was signed to be the No. 2, or stick with Korpisalo, who’s played a prominent role in the nice little run Columbus is on right now (6-1-1 in its last eight).