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Broken clavicle likely ends Derek Dorsett’s season

Mar 7, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

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It sounds like rugged Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek Dorsett is done for the 2013 season.

The 26-year-old winger suffered a broken clavicle during Thursday’s 2-1 overtime win against the Vancouver Canucks, the Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline reports.

Word is that Dorsett was probably injured after being “blasted” in the goalmouth area by Canucks defenseman Andrew Alberts, according to Shawn Mitchell (also of the Dispatch).

The Blue Jackets’ tough guy has seen his role increase this season after setting a career-high with 20 points in 2011-12. Dorsett had a solid nine points in 23 games and has averaged a career-high 16:40 minutes per game going into Thursday.

In other words, this is a bigger loss for Columbus than it would be in other seasons.

  1. rodeoclowndc - Mar 7, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Can someone sacrifice a goat or virgin or something to the Hockey Gods to make this crap STOP? We’re trying to field a team here!

    We just CANNOT catch a break this year…

  2. rich859 - Mar 7, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    “The 26-year-old winger suffered a broken clavicle during Thursday’s 2-1 overtime win against the Columbus Blue Jackets”? Think you meant Vancouver.

    • James O'Brien - Mar 7, 2013 at 11:21 PM

      Fixed, thanks.

  3. Tomas - Mar 7, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    “Word is that Dorsett was probably injured after being “blasted” in the goalmouth area by Canucks defenseman Andrew Alberts”

    Taking into account that Dorsett played a total of one shift in the game, I think you probably have it right there.

    Really tough luck for him.

    • elvispocomo - Mar 8, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      It was a good hit though, big contact. Alberts is a big guy and Dorsett had nowhere to go.

  4. pajabroni - Mar 8, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    James,

    “Tough break for Columbus”

    Pun intended??? haha

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