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Former Blue Jackets return to Columbus as Florida Panthers hit the road



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Banners of Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and center Alexander Wennberg hang inside Nationwide Arena during the 2018 playoffs. // @GeorgeRichards

Bill Zito did not mean to turn the Florida Panthers into the Columbus Blue Jackets South, it just sort of worked out that way.

Tuesday night, the Panthers are scheduled to play in Columbus for the first time this season.

For two new members of the Panthers — not including Zito — it will be their first time inside Nationwide Arena since leaving the Blue Jackets.

Two others, goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and right wing Anthony Duclair, have already had their Columbus homecoming.

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