News: Saad scored his second goal of the season in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Sabres.
Impact: One of the big offseason transactions of 2015 brought Saad to Columbus from the Blackhawks, and he's been impressive so far. At just 22 years old, Saad is a popular pick to explode this season playing alongside Ryan Johansen on the Jackets' top line, and he's off to a hot start already with two goals through the first three games.
News: Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 33 shots in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Sabres.
Impact: The young Sabres team Bobrovsky faced Monday does pack some firepower, but Bobrovsky will need to be better than he's been so far this season if he wants to remain the starter. Through three games, the netminder has allowed 12 goals, and sports a save percentage of just .850.
News: Bobrovsky will start in net Monday against the Sabres, Joe Yerdon of NHL.com reports.
Impact: Bobrovsky was the expected goaltender for Monday's contest, and he's now been confirmed. He's had some struggles to begin the season (4.90 GAA and .833 save percentage through two games), but will look to turn things around against a Sabres' offense that has scored just two goals in two games.
News: Bobrovsky is expected to start against the Sabres on Monday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Impact: Bobrovsky has been extremely shaky in the infancy of the regular season, having yielded eight goals in two appearances against the Rangers to start the 2015-16 campaign. He has a 2.72 GAA and .908 save percentage in nine career games against the Sabres.