Merzlikins allowed three goals on 27 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Red Wings.
Merzlikins will patrol the crease during Tuesday night's road matchup with the Red Wings, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Merzlikins yielded five goals on 33 shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Nashville.
Merzlikins will patrol the crease during Saturday's road clash with the Predators.
Merzlikins (undisclosed) returned to practice Sunday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Merzlikins is considered unfit to participate in Saturday's practice, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Merzlikins (groin) was a full participant at Monday's practice, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
According to general manager Jarmo Kekalainen, Merzlikins suffered a groin injury and would have been back for Game 6 or 7, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Merzlikins (undisclosed) isn't in the projected lineup for Wednesday's Game 5 against Tampa Bay.
Merzlikins (undisclosed) will once again be scratched versus the Lightning for Game 4 on Monday.