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Don’t expect James Wisniewski to return any time soon

Jan 16, 2012, 11:43 PM EDT

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It could be quite some time before the Columbus Blue Jackets’ two big off-season acquisitions will find themselves on the ice again.

Jeff Carter was recently placed on the injured reserve with a separated shoulder while James Wisniewski looks a long way away as well. The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline reports that Wisniewski will wear a protective boot for about 11 days and likely won’t even skate again for three weeks.

From the sound of things, the well-compensated defenseman won’t be back until early February, maybe later. It’s tough to imagine the Blue Jackets jumping into the playoff picture in that time span, so there’s little reason to rush his return.

  1. danphipps01 - Jan 17, 2012 at 2:04 AM

    I’m beginning to wonder if all these injuries might just be their attempts at getting breaks from the soul-destroying misery that is playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Seriously, I’d pay someone to shoot me in the goddamn kneenaps from the stands if I had to. Anything to numb the pain of putting on that jersey every night.

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