News: Saad scored in his Blue Jackets' debut Friday, firing a third-period power-play tally past Henrik Lundqvist in a 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
Impact: Well that didn't take long. As expected, Ryan Johansen joined in the fun with a secondary assist (Ryan Murray grabbed the primary helper). Owners have been licking their chops at the idea of Saad playing with Johansen and captain Nick Foligno, so it was nice to see the former Blackhawk find twine with his new team so early in the season. He also fired four shots on goal and spent a whopping 5:21 on the power play -- third only to (not surprisingly) Johansen and Foligno.
News: Bobrovsky imploded late in Columbus' season opener Friday, allowing four goals on 25 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Rangers.
Impact: Bob blew it late in the third period with a 2-1 lead, surrendering three goals in 1:17 in what was a major spoiler for the Jackets' season opener at Nationwide Arena. It's unclear at this point if he'll get a chance for redemption in the second half of their home-and-home with the Rangers on Saturday, but look for confirmation in advance of the 7pm ET start time as to who will man the Blue Jackets' crease.
News: Wennberg suffered a concussion in Friday's game against the Rangers, Rob Mixer of the Blue Jackets reports.
Impact: The Blue Jackets declined to release a timetable for Wennberg's return, but he will need to be cleared of any concussion symptoms before he is able to take the ice again. William Karlsson figures to see a bump in ice time in Wennberg's absence.
News: Wennberg left Friday's game against the Rangers with an upper-body injury and will not return to the contest.
Impact: Wennberg was ruled out of the game shortly after exiting with the injury, so the ailment he's dealing with appears to be relatively serious. The team should provide an update on Wennberg's status after they get a chance to further evaluate the 21-year-old forward.