Nikita Filatov(24) Springfield Falcons/Columbus Blue Jackets

2008 Columbus Blue Jackets 1st round pick (6th overall) Nikita Filatov(24) after 23 games with no goals has been sent to their AHL affiliate, Springfield Falcons to work on that scoring touch.

In 4 games, he’s got 0 goals and 2 assists. Yikes.

At the game last Sunday at the Dunkin Donuts Center, he showed a looseness and looked like he was having fun out there. He also pulled some moves that had flashes of exactly the kind of player he should be.

Maybe he just still too young. ┬áHe’s definitely filled out a good deal since the local appearances he made last year with Syracuse Crunch before departing for Russia to finish off the season.

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