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Wrist surgery sidelines Zach Bogosian for “at least three months”

Aug 30, 2012, 5:42 PM EDT

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With 30 points in 65 games last season, it looked like Zach Bogosian might meet some of the Winnipeg Jets’ expectations. Wrist surgery could derail his chances of building on that, though.

Paul Friesen reports that Bogosian will be sidelined for at least three months while Justin Bourne tabs the range at four to six months.

Scoring defense was one of the bright spots for the Jets last season, with Bogosian joining Tobias Enstrom (33) and Dustin Byfuglien (53) as blueliners with at least 30 points.

While the forward and goaltending groups received some noteworthy offseason tweaks, Winnipeg’s defense looks largely the same.

If they don’t seek a free agent, Winnipeg might look to Ron Hainsey to replace some of Bogosian’s production.

Hainsey has taken on more of a defensive role in recent years, but he had three consecutive 30+ point seasons from 2006-07 to 2008-09.

  1. deadrabbit79 - Aug 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Nothing like waiting until the last minute.

  2. lostpuppysyndrome - Aug 30, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Ah well, he may have picked an ok time to do it.

  3. sampulls - Aug 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    Better be a good reason for pulling the trigger on this now.

  4. bcjim - Aug 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Sounds like Shaq oneal. Convenient “injury” that needs fixing right before camp. Brilliant.

  5. williplett - Aug 31, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    Karma?

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Aug 31, 2012 at 10:24 AM

      Doooooon’t start that now. PMB turned his back on him before he had a chance to stop.

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