(Photo: Columbus Wired)
Well, in this week’s chapter of CBJ’s Dismal Luck, a novel by Jarmo Kekalainen and Todd Richards, Marian Gaborik has been placed on the Injured Reserve due to a knee sprain received during Thursday’s fall to Boston. Gaborik has been key in most if not all of the Blue Jackets’ successes this season, tallying five goals and six assists for 11 points in 17 games. He is tied with Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Johansen, Artem Anisimov, and Cam Atkinson for most goals scored, and tied for third (Johansen and RJ Umberger) for assists.
Almost every line Gaborik has played on has met with a degree of success; it will be interesting to see how the Blue Jackets work around his absence in the coming weeks.
Columbus has also announced the reassignment of 24-year-old forward Sean Collins to the Springfield Falcons. Collins recorded a 0-1-1 in five appearances with Columbus this season.