God bless the Columbus Blue Jackets athletic trainers and physicians: they have had their work cut out for them this season.
Columbus led the league in man games lost with 346 ahead of Tuesday’s win over Philadelphia, 34 ahead of second-place Colorado.
Since the injuries have been so frequent and numerous, we are here to make it all more digestible. Below, you will find a list of the 25 Blue Jackets players who have primarily played at the NHL level this season and began the season on an NHL roster. The list details when, and if, the player was injured and the nature of the injury.
let’s be honest how tired of all of us #cbj fans are hearing the same excuse all the time injuries? I know I am
— Debbie Holwadel (@deborah80msj) February 15, 2015
So, has your favorite Blue Jacket suffered an injury this year?
Ryan Johansen: No games missed
David Savard: No games missed
Nick Foligno: Missed Oct. 28 vs. Ottawa due to neck & head injury and Feb. 17 vs. Philadelphia due to a lower body injury.
Jared Boll: Has been a healthy scratch twice, but has not missed a game due to injury.
Jack Johnson: Served a three-game suspension for a hit on Jiri Tlusty in November, but has yet to miss a game due to injury.
Cam Atkinson: Missed three games due to a shoulder injury around New Year’s and Oct. 26 against Los Angeles with an eye injury.
Scott Hartnell: Missed five games in the middle of December with a broken finger.
James Wisniewski: Suffered a lower body injury on Feb. 6, causing him to miss three games, and three games towards the end of October and beginning of November with a broken finger.
Jack Skille: A lower body injury kept Skille out for eight games in January and an upper-body injury, caused by a head-on collision against Tampa Bay on Nov. 8, kept him out for four games.
Alexander Wennberg: Has not missed a game due to injury, but has played six games with Springfield.
Matt Calvert: An illness kept Calvert out for two games during the end of January and beginning of February. He also missed five games November with an upper-body injury.
Fedor Tyutin: An apparent knee injury kept Tyutin out from Nov. 15 – Dec. 16, resulting in 13 games missed.
Corey Tropp: Has not dressed in 14 games, but has not missed any action due to injury.
Dalton Prout: Has missed the last three games with an upper-body injury, but has been a healthy scratch in 11 games this season.
Kevin Connauton: Has not missed a game due to injury, but has been a healthy scratch twice since debuting with the Blue Jackets on Nov. 21. He did not dress in 10 of 18 games with Dallas to begin the season.
Michael Chaput: No games missed due to injury, but he has played in 21 games with Springfield after beginning the season in Columbus.
Brandon Dubinsky: An abdomen injury kept Dubinsky out of the team’s first 26 games.
Mark Letestu: A groin injury, which required surgery, kept Letestu sidelined from the end of October through the beginning of the New Year, resulting in 28 games missed.
Artem Anisimov: A concussion on Oct. 28 against Ottawa kept Anisimov out for seven games. He then suffered a torn triceps muscle on Nov. 30, keeping him out for the next 23 games.
Boone Jenner: A broken hand kept Jenner out of the team’s first 11 games and a month and a half later, he suffered a stress fracture in his back on Dec. 18. The injury has kept him out for 24 games and counting.
Adam Cracknell: Has not missed any games to injury, but he has only played in 17 NHL games this season.
Jeremy Morin: Has not played since being rushed to the hospital with a heart issue on Jan. 27. He has missed the past nine games.
Brian Gibbons: Gibbons suffered a knee injury on Dec. 18 against Washington. He was recently sent to Springfield, but he has missed the 24 games since.
Jordon Leopold: Has not missed a game due to injury, but has only played in 23 games between Columbus and St. Louis.
Ryan Murray: A knee injury sidelined him for the first 44 games of the season and an ankle injury has kept him out since Feb. 9, an additional three games.
Sergei Bobrovsky: Missed eight games in October and November with a finger injury and the past ten games with a groin injury.
Nathan Horton: Has missed the first 55 games with a back injury and may not return this season.
Curtis McElhinney: Missed three games in October due to an upper-body injury.
Brad has been with The Hockey Writers since November 2014 and currently attends Ohio University’s E.W Scripps School of Journalism. During the summer of 2014, he served as an intern with the Columbus Blue Jackets digital media department.