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Blue Jackets Injury Update: Nathan Horton back injury could result in the end of his career

It may be bad news for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Forward Nathan Horton is expected to miss the entire season due to a genetic back injury. As well, he may never play hockey again. <div style="background-color: white; color: #a7a7a7; display: inline-block; font-family: "Helvetica Neue",Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 11px; max-width: 594px; width: 100%;">...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Columbus Blue Jackets Forward Cam Atkinson Takes a Skate Across the Face from Anaheim's Ryan Kesler.

One does not need to be a die hard hockey fan to realize one thing--taking a skate to the face is a bad idea. It does not look intentional, but Cam Atkinson's face probably doesn't care about that.He's just glad to be in one piece!@PeteBlackburn/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blue Jackets player takes skate across the face

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson had a very terrifying run-in with Ryan Kesler’s skate... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ducks get Gibson back in goal against Columbus

After a disastrous homecoming to open the season, John Gibson will be back in goal for the Ducks as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. It will be Gibson's first game for the Ducks since allowing all six goals on 39 shots in a 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh on Oct. 9. Gibson, who left the ice first during Friday's morning skate, got the nod in the season opener...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Calvert has teeth smashed out by high stick

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert took a high stick to the face last night that completely rearranged his smile. It didn’t matter to San Jose Sharks fans that Calvert had his teeth knocked out and was bleeding profusely from the mouth. They still booed the call. Because he’s a hockey player, Calvert got some...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Unpopular Opinion: Wennberg may not be ready for the Show

During the Ryan Johansen saga of the pre-season, many were quick to anoint rookies like Kerby Rychel, Marko Dano and Alexander Wennberg as having spots on the team. Wennberg, specifically, had a considerable build-up as a guy who was “ready” for the NHL, even before pre-season began. Team media and bloggers publicly pumped his tires as a potential top six forward to try and divert...
Via BS Hockey
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Marketing Evolves With Team

As the Columbus Blue Jackets have made changes over the past few years to put a more competitive team on the ice, so too has the business side of the organization made strides to improve the fan experience. Gone are the days when the team would limp to the finish line at the end of the season, only to have the club try and sell season tickets one week later with the disappointing...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Going yoga: Blue Jackets add diversity to training

Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll likes to mix things up when it comes to his conditioning. He's worked out with Navy SEALS and tried mixed martial arts and boxing. But the latest addition to his workout routine may surprise some -- Boll has become an avid student of yoga. Over the summer, Jackets strength and conditioning coach Kevin Collins listed yoga as a recommended activity...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton’s back injury is ‘career-threatening’

Nathan Horton’s career in Columbus hasn’t been what it was expected to be and now, it may have hit the wall. Sure, they were well aware of his pending shoulder surgery when they signed him to a seven-year, $37.1 million deal in the summer of 2013. They were okay with that. And they were willing to deal when he was put out by an abdominal issue at the end of the 2013-14 season...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Underrated Nick Foligno helping to carry Blue Jackets

Much like the team he plays for, Nick Foligno tends to fly under the radar. The Columbus Blue Jackets aren’t on anyone’s radar to contend this year even after winning the franchise’s first two playoff games and neither is Foligno, despite starting the season in red-hot fashion. For the Jackets, that has to do with […] The post Underrated Nick Foligno helping to carry Blue...
Via Two Pad Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Back injury could end Nathan Horton's career

There’s a chance we have seen the last of Nathan Horton in an NHL uniform. The back injury that has sidelined the Columbus Blue Jackets winger since April could be a career-ender, sources told The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline. “The Blue Jackets aren’t ready to move on without injured right wing Nathan Horton yet,” Portzline wrote Tuesday. “But optimism is fading...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus: Now is Time to Prepare for California Storm

As the Blue Jackets’ California series is about to begin, now is the time to gather and prepare your readiness kits. Yes Columbus, the forecast for falling cliches is quite dire and seems all but certain to increase throughout the weekend. You can already see the early impacts now, rip tides starting to nip at the edges of your local sports pages and websites. There is still time...
Via BS Hockey
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets recall goaltender Anton Forsberg; place Curtis McElhinney on IR

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on Injured Reserve and have added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on Emergency Recall from the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. McElhinney suffered an upper body injury in Saturday's game at Ottawa and is expected...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets score own goal and injures goalie

You have to really feel for Nick Foligno here. The Blue Jackets forward was just trying to work hard and break up a 2-on-1 pass and it went as bad as possible. Foligno deflected the puck into his goalie Curtis McElhinney and then crashed into him, knocking the puck into the net. To make things […] The post Blue Jackets’ Nick Foligno Scores On Own Team, Injures Goalie appeared...
Via Diehardsport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

'Dancing Kevin' steals show at Blue Jackets home opener (Video / GIF)

The Columbus Blue Jackets had their 2014-15 home opener Saturday night against the N.Y. Rangers, and "Dancing Kevin" was ready to put on a show. And what a show it was - for better or worse, depending on your opinion.Kevin was ready when the song "Bear Down For What" came on, pulling his Blue Jackets jersey off to reveal the words "CBJ: Let's Get to...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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