James Wisniewski D CLS 20 Hrs
James Wisniewski is slated to miss at least two games with an upper-body injury.
He won't be available for Monday's game against Pittsburgh or Tuesday's match versus New Jersey. Wisniewski hasn't earned a point in his last five games, but he has been productive this year with 18 points, 56 shots and 27 penalty minutes in 28 contests.
James Wisniewski D CLS 13 Days
Look for James Wisniewski (strep throat) to play on Monday in Toronto.
Wisniewski came down with the illness on Thursday and it forced him to miss Friday's contest against the Canucks. "I slept for 15 hours straight one day," Wisniewski said. "I get it twice a year, I swear." No reason to swear James. Put him back in your fantasy lineup if you normally would as he has 16 points and 25 penalty minutes in 22 games.
James Wisniewski D CLS 27 Days
James Wisniewski is well on his way to having the best offensive year of his NHL career.
The oft-injured defenseman has two goals and 13 points in 16 games this season. His best season was 51 points in 2010-11 when he had 21 points with the Islanders and was then dealt to Montreal where he had 30 points. It was the only season in which he played at least 70 games so remaining healthy could get him his best offensive season to date. He is worth a pick up in most formats of fantasy hockey.
James Wisniewski D CLS 1 Month
James Wisniewski picked up his 200th career point on Thursday.
Wisniewski has a goal and 11 points in 15 contests this season. He has the potential to be one of the league's top offensive defensemen in 2013-14. However, he's dealt with more than his fair share of injuries in recent years, so he's a risk in that regard.
James Wisniewski D CLS 2 Months
James Wisniewski pitched in a goal and two assists in the Blue Jackets' 4-1 win over New Jersey Tuesday night.
The 29 year-old American now has six assists and seven points in 10 games this season. Having never reached the 70 game mark in 10 pro seasons, a healthy Wisniewski might turn out to be a solid fantasy option at defense on a competitive Columbus squad.
James Wisniewski D CLS 3 Months
Defenseman James Wisniewski scored a goal and picked up an assist in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 5-4 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in an NHL preseason game Sunday.
Mark Letestu also had a goal and an assist for Columbus. The Blue Jackets' other three goal scorers were Cam Atkinson, Ryan Murray and Artem Anisov. Murray got the overtime winner. Murray, the second pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, missed most of the 2012-13 season because of a shoulder injury he sustained playing in the Western Hockey League last November. The defenseman played more than 23 minutes in the contest, and could begin the 2013-14 season with the Blue Jackets. Chuck Kobasew had two goals for the Penguins, while James Neal and Dustin Jeffrey netted one each. Curtis McElhinney blocked 24 of the 26 shots he faced in the Columbus goal. Oscar Dansk stopped nine of 11. Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside 10 of the 12 shots he faced in Pittsburgh's net while teammate Jeff Zatkoff blocked 10 of 13.