"Obviously games are totally different than practice, and it's hard to mimic a lot of things in practice," Gaborik told the Blue Jackets website. "I have an idea [of where Gaborik could play], but I like the way we were playing prior to him . "I worked hard over the [Olympic break] to get back, and hopefully it's not going to take me too long to get into game shape," Gaborik said. The Blue Jackets play Thursday night at New Jersey in their first game after the NHL's Olympic hiatus. "Lines were similar, but there are still a couple of guys out there who could be able to go in," Richards said after practice Tuesday.