It has been the definition of this season for the CBJ…Sergei Bobrovsky is the next Blue Jackets player to go down during the game in Winnipeg Wednesday night. At the time of writing this there isn’t an official diagnosis, but at first look it appears to be a muscle pull of some kind in his leg. Another injury suffered during the 1st period in Winnipeg was Jeremy Morin with an upper body injury. Morin was traded from Chicago for Tim Erixon in December and was expected to add speed and offensive prowess for a team decimated by injuries at forward.
What is especially disheartening about the injury to Bob is that it appears he won’t be able to play in the All Star Game in Columbus on January 25. On a bright note, and Ryan Johansen will still play on Sunday in the All Star Game. It cannot be overstated what the injuries have done to this team and we’ll never know how good they could have been when healthy.
The Jackets had a great month of December when they went 10-1-1, but gained next to nothing in the standings. The Metropolitan division has been a monster all year and while the CBJ were in the midst of that great December, almost all of the teams ahead of them kept winning too. With nearly an identical record at this point last year, the CBJ were only 6 points out of the final playoff spot. After the Winnipeg game they will be 15 points back with no realistic chance of making the playoffs. It has been a trying season and with the injury to Bob the hits keep on coming.