Blue Jackets head coach Ken Hitchcock made Fredrick Norrena promise after last season that he wouldn't get rusty sitting on the bench. That only means Norrena will get in a minimum of 2-3 games (starts) per month.
"We have 20 back-to-back games this season," Ken Hitchcock said. "So I would suspect we'll be able to get him in there. We want to keep him in more of a consistent groove this season (and) we don't want him to go 3 weeks without starting a game."