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Thin CBJ get thinner, lose Letestu, Wisniewski

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed center Mark Letestu and defenseman James Wisniewski on injured reserve and recalled centers Sean Collins and Brian Gibbons from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. Letestu, who has three goals and two assists in nine games, has a groin injury and is expected to miss two to four weeks. Wisniewski...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets GM on nine injured roster players: 'It's a nightmare'

Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen has been dealing with a lot in his second full year on the job. After a tumultuous summer with contentious contract negotiaitons, the GM is now dealing with a team that can't stay healthy. Teams have players get hurt all the time, but it's not usuall this many players this early. Wednesday, it was revealed that defenseman James...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets lose D James Wisniewski 1-2 weeks as injuries pile up

Did the Columbus Blue Jackets accidentally fire their cannon at the hockey gods or something? The team is dealing with yet another injury to a significant roster player as defenseman James Wisniewski suffered a broken finger in Columbus' 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night. Wisniewski joins a growing injured list that has some pretty big names on it including goaltender...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets discuss dealing with adversity

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With the news Tuesday night that defenseman James Wisniewski will miss one to two weeks with a broken finger, the tribulations facing the Blue Jackets keep mounting. The list of the walking wounded reads like a "who's who" of this hockey team. Nathan Horton (back), Brandon Dubinsky (abdomen), Boone Jenner (hand), Matt Calvert (upper body), Sergei Bobrovsky...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Injury Update: Artem Anisimov leaves game after big hit

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artem Anisimov left Tuesday's game and did not return, as confirmed by the team's official Twitter account. The injury occurred when Anisimov received a massive hit from Ottawa Senators defenseman Eric Gryba, who was assessed a five-minute major and 10-minute game misconduct penalty. The hit looks to have gotten Anisimov right in the head....
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Injury Update: James Wisniewski out with broken finger

The Columbus Blue Jackets are unfortunately getting their money's worth with their team doctors this season. Next up in the revolving door of injuries is defenseman James Wisniewski, who will miss 1-2 weeks with a broken finger, as confirmed by the team's official Twitter account.#487492663 / gettyimages.comThe 30-year-old blue-liner, now in his fourth season with the team...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets lose goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to broken finger

  The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky for one or two weeks with a broken finger. Bobrovsky suffered a fractured finger when he was struck by a puck in practice on Monday. He is 4-4-0 with a 2.81 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in eight games this season. The club placed the 2013 Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL's best goalie on...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 5-2 loss to Ottawa

One: The Blue Jackets came out in the first period with a tenacious forecheck and a chip on their shoulder. Jared Boll had not one, but two dustups in the period. Spark of energy for an injury-depleted team? Survey says... Yes. Two: There were some nasty undercurrents coursing through this game. Both teams had some questionably bad hits on the other, with players from both getting...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Injury Update: Cam Atkinson to Return to Lineup Tuesday

The Columbus Blue Jackets will welcome back one of their wingers tonight as Cam Atkinson has been cleared to play. Only five days earlier, Atkinson suffered what could have been a potentially life changing eye injury. #457222902 / gettyimages.comEarlier today, Cam Atkinson was fully cleared to play tonight against the Ottawa Senators. According to NHL.com  Atkinson is quoted...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minor league hockey teams to wear Batman, Riddler jerseys (Photo)

The ECHL's Toledo Walleye will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman's first appearance in DC Comics as part of their promotional "Heroes Night" on November 22nd. In honor of the occasion, the Walleye will be wearing special-edition Batman jerseys, with the visiting Evansville IceMen joining the fun by wearing Riddler jerseys.Based on the photo, we would...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

CBJ goalie to miss 1-2 weeks with broken finger

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky for one or two weeks with a broken finger. Bobrovsky suffered a fractured finger when he was struck by a puck in practice on Monday. He is 4-4-0 with a 2.81 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in eight games this season. The club placed the 2013 Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL'...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Hartnell swings his stick at LA’s bench, punches Martin Jones

Things got heated between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Los Angeles Kings in a hurry in their game on Sunday afternoon. Just a few minutes into the first period, tempers boiled over. Jordan Nolan reached over the boards and nudged Scott Hartnell with his stick. Hartnell wasn’t exactly pleased and swung his stick towards LA’s bench, knocking Nolan’s stick out of the way...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Blue Jackets forward came real close to losing his eye

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson took an inadvertent skate to the face during his team’s game against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. He was extremely fortunate he didn’t lose an eye. [WATCH: Cam Atkinson takes skate to the face] On Saturday, Atkinson sent out a tweet thanking fans for their support. He also...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blue Jackets player takes skate across the face

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson had a very terrifying run-in with Ryan Kesler’s skate... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Back injury could end Nathan Horton's career

There’s a chance we have seen the last of Nathan Horton in an NHL uniform. The back injury that has sidelined the Columbus Blue Jackets winger since April could be a career-ender, sources told The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline. “The Blue Jackets aren’t ready to move on without injured right wing Nathan Horton yet,” Portzline wrote Tuesday. “But optimism is fading...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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