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Jackets’ Wisniewski (broken foot) out for ‘extended period of time’

Feb 26, 2013, 11:46 AM EST

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Some tough news for Blue Jackets fans on Tuesday as head coach Todd Richards told reporters defenseman James Wisniewski would be out “an extended period of time” with a broken foot.

Wisniewski, 29, broke his foot during Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Chicago.

Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reported the Jackets’ defenseman was noticeably limping following the game, and the Jackets proceeded to recall blueliner Cody Goloubef from AHL Springfield on Monday.

This injury is the latest setback for Wisniewski, who has suffered several since signing a monster six-year, $33 million deal in 2011.

He missed the first eight games of last season with a suspension, then proceeded to miss 26 more with a broken ankle, concussion and groin injury.

This season, he’s already missed two games with another concussion issue.

Losing Wisniewski will hurt an already-limping Jackets team immensely.

He currently sits in a tie for third in team scoring (3G-6A-9PTS) and averages over 23:32 a night — now, he joins a list of walking wounded that includes Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov and Jack Johnson.

  1. comeonnowguys - Feb 26, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    I assume that was after he speared Shaw in the sack?

    (Yes, I know that was after Shaw cross-checked him in front of the net)

    • odj810 - Feb 26, 2013 at 12:32 PM

      if it gives them a top 3 pick it’s probably not the worst thing for the future. It seems like theres some can’t miss players in the top 3.

      • buckeye044 - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:42 PM

        I know the top pick will go to whomever is the lottery winner, but does it work that way for the rest of the draft positions? If it does, the luck this team has will probably have them drafting 10th.

      • odj810 - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:47 PM

        i believe you can only move 1 spot up or down

  2. dipthatchip - Feb 26, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    when it rains it monsoons in colombus. fan base and players can’t catch a break

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