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(Sports Network) - Columbus begins a three-game road trip with possibly a different look in net tonight, as the Blue Jackets invade General Motors Place to take on the Vancouver Canucks.

Backup netminder Ty Conklin will most likely be in net after starter Fredrik Norrena suffered a groin injury in the club's 3-2 win over Minnesota on Saturday. Norrena, who had 20 saves before leaving the game, is listed as day- to-day with the injury. Conklin ended with 15 saves.

The Blue Jackets are already without goaltender Pascal Leclaire, who underwent knee surgery in late December and is expected to be sidelined at least another week. The club recalled 22-year-old netminder Tomas Popperle from Syracuse of the American Hockey League on Sunday.

Rostislav Klesla, Dan Fritsche and Anson Carter all scored in Columbus' most recent win, which was the club's third in a row and fourth in five games.

The Blue Jackets are 8-15-2 as the visitor this year, and with 45 points, currently sit 11 points out of the eighth playoff spot in the West.

Vancouver comes into the game having stopped a small two-game slide with a 3-1 win over San Jose on Sunday. Roberto Luongo made 38 saves in the win.

Taylor Pyatt had a goal and an assist while Brendan Morrison and Daniel Sedin each tallied for the Canucks, who improved to 1-1 on their current four-game homestand and are 16-8-1 as the host this year.

Vancouver needs all the wins it can get as, with 59 points, it holds a slim one-point lead over Calgary for the lead in the Northwest.

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