Merzlikins signed a two-year, $8 million contract extension with the Blue Jackets on Thursday.
Merzlikins will draw the road start for Sunday's matchup against the Canucks.
Merzlikins (concussion) will serve as his team's backup Saturday against Edmonton, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Merzlikins (concussion) joined the team for its three-game road trip, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Merzlikins (concussion) will not play Sunday against the Canucks, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.
According to Alison Lukan of The Athletic, Merzlikins was diagnosed with a concussion Saturday.
Merzlikins (undisclosed) wasn't on the ice for Friday's game-day skate, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports, indicating he won't be available to back up Joonas Korpisalo versus Minnesota.
Merzlikins (undisclosed) isn't in the projected lineup for Tuesday's matchup with Minnesota, NHL.com's Jessi Pierce reports.
Merzlikins was forced to leave Monday's start against the Senators after colliding with Anthony Duclair.
Merzlikins will be stationed between the pipes for Monday's home contest against Ottawa, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.