Saturday, February 9, 2013
Wisniewski injury (update)
By Doug McIntyre
UPDATE: It's looking good. Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports the Columbus Blue Jackets have made a move that indicates they expect James Wisniewski back to action Sunday.
"(Blue Jackets) send D David Savard back to AHL Springfield today. Looks like D James Wisneiwski could play Sunday, and Moore and Aucoin on horizon."
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski is hoping to play as early as this weekend, according to Columbus Dispatch reporter Aaron Portzline.
Wisniewski hurt his back, neck, elbow, hip flexor and sustained a concussion when he landed awkwardly against the boards in a Feb. 2 game against the Detroit Red Wings. He was initially expected to be out for longer.
The 28-year-old skated alone on Thursday in warmup clothes and rejoined his teammates wearing full gear Friday, although he donned a red "don't hit me" jersey, Portzline reports. He could resume full contact at practice Saturday and, if all goes well, return to the lineup Sunday when Columbus hosts the Edmonton Oilers.