Thursday, December 08, 2011

Huselius Out Again, 6 Weeks

The Blue Jackets did not catch a break with winger Kristian Huselius, who returned to action on December 2nd from a torn pectoral muscle, but ended up leaving early in the team's next game, on the 6th in Montreal, with a groin injury. On Thursday, it was announced that the Jackets will be without their playmaking winger for the next 4-to-6 weeks with the injury, keeping him out for the long-term again.

In the two games that he did play, Huselius didn't register a point and now he won't be able to register a point until the New Year, at the earliest.

ImplicationsHuselius was one of the players that was dropped and then picked up again in the waiver draft last week, which now appears to be a good move by Peter H. to drop him and a failed experiment for Wes M. to pick him up, seven picks later.  Both Peter and Wes now have one game played from the oft-injured forward and that's the way it's going to stay for a while.

In comparing the two teams, Peter currently sits in 19th spot with 177 points, while Wes is in 15th spot with 193 points and in six weeks, this could very well could be a much smaller gap, since Peter did pick up an active player last week.  Wes has already dropped 6 points in this race this week, this could be an interesting match-up.

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