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Columbus’ Carter suffers separated shoulder

Jan 9, 2012, 12:31 AM EDT

Jeff Carter AP

Jeff Carter‘s nightmare campaign took a turn down Elm Street Sunday as he suffered a separated shoulder in a 7-4 loss to Anaheim. Carter was injured on his first shift of the third period when he was nailed by Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin, and didn’t return to the game.

“We’ll see where he’s at and we’ll get more detail tomorrow,” Columbus coach Scott Arniel told the Post-Dispatch…before wistfully staring off into space, wondering where it all went wrong.

Carter — he of the 11-year, $58-million contract — has been a major disappointment for the BJs. He’s alraedy missed 10 games with a foot fracture and when he has been healthy, the returns haven’t been great. Carter only has 10 goals on the year and five of those came from two multi-goal efforts (a two-goal game against Calgary and a hat trick against Nashville.)

This is the second high-priced acquisition Columbus has lost recently. On Dec. 30, defenseman James Wisniewski — who Columbus signed to a six-year, $33-million deal this summer — suffered a broken ankle that will keep him out of the lineup until mid-February.

  1. vanfoodman - Jan 9, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    Sigh, can Columbus just clean house already?

  2. kingjoe1 - Jan 9, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    Blue Jackets just can’t catch a break. Carter is getting injured [karma] because he whined about getting traded. Maybe he will now realize, a longterm contract has risk for both sides. Right now no one would invest heavily in him. He is looking more like a product in the environment in philly. He is a 65 point a year guy complaining about making 5.5 mil a year. 60 million dollars in earning for anyones career is a pretty nice chunk of change. For Columbus’ sake, i hope some bites on trading for him, Nash and the Wiz, but first let them hire someone who knows how to acquire talent and build a club.

  3. bhawkce - Jan 9, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Carter is more worried about who is going to do his pretty hair, instead of showing up to play hockey.. Yeah it sucks to get traded to a team like the CBJ, and the Jackets bit on him being a super goal scorer.. should have kept Voracek, at least he showed up to actually hustle every night. Carter just skates around and looks completely suprised when the puck comes his way.. no effort. Jeeze, you are getting paid a pile of money to do a job.. Nash and him together should have had amazing results, instead dude has been acting like a baby the entire time he has been here. Arneil should have treated him the way he treated Brassard earlier in the season.. he healthy scratched that kid enough to where he got the point that he had to play like he meant it to get time.

    At least the Wiz shows up to play hockey every night when he isn’t hurt/suspended. Carter comes off as a poison on the team. Yeah our goal tending sucks..really really sucks.. but hey, at least work and make YOUR numbers look good, work to get yourself out of the Jackets if you don’t want to be here. Be a pro, you are definitely getting paid like a pro. Oh well, he will just go back home, fluff up his pile of money to make his shoulder comfy, wipe away his tears with a C-note, and watch Flyers games on the t.v. wondering why they didn’t keep him.

    And yeah, I am crying, I am just tired of seeing this club do all the wrong things, with the wrong people.. trade away a super guy like Commodore (yeah he is an older guy, but worked hard, and a fan favorite) Voracek (he is probably thanking his lucky stars) Torres (who was always a blast to watch anyway ) and Garon (who in all reality would probably be doing great on a goalie rotation with Sanford with his bad back) ugh!

  4. cakrywyj - Jan 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    I remember when more than half of the NHL was calling the Flyers insane for getting rid of him. How’s that working out for you now? Does Philly still have no clue? Ha

  5. yettyskills - Jan 9, 2012 at 1:54 PM

    lol at least its not his foot

  6. taytay099 - Jan 9, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    Columbus hasn’t drafted a good player in a while either. Their scouting has really hurt them. This team just can’t seem to do anything right since getting swept in the playoffs.

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