The Columbus Blue Jackets are preparing for life without Jeff Carter, as the forward has been placed on the Injured Reserve, because of the hairline fracture that he has suffered on his foot. Carter was originally thought to be out for the short-term, but the team has thought a little bit longer down the line, a week minimum, by placing him on the IR.
Currently, the Jackets have said that they will re-evaluate him in a week's time and will be on a week-to-week basis with this injury. Since the fracture is so small, I don't think there will be any need to think that this injury will last too long, but the team is wise in taking these kinds of precautions.
In the first five games of the season, Carter has 3 assists to his name, but the Blue Jackets as a whole, have not been terribly offensive, so his numbers are somewhat tempered to start the year.
Carter was drafted by Munden G., who had also picked up Rick Nash to keep a potentially dynamic duo together on his pool team, but this has turned into a pretty good setback.
Munden will go into Tuesday's action in 5th place in the standings, 16 points behind 1st place and he'll do so without one of his top scorers. This kind of injury could really facilitate a drop in the standings, especially from that high up.