James Wisniewski D ANA 9 Days
As per the terms of his contract, last week the Blue Jackets officially requested a list from Wisniewski of 10 teams to which he would not accept a trade, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
The defenseman has stated publicly that he doesn't want to leave Columbus, and may have crafted his no-trade list to try and make any deal difficult by including any teams who could actually swallow his $5 million cap hit, but it's clear now that Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen is actively looking to move Wisniewski by Monday's trade deadline.
James Wisniewski D ANA 9 Days
Wisniewski will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Sabres.
The Jackets made Wisniewski a healthy scratch for the first time all season in Sunday's game against the Rangers. It was a curious decision given that the blueliner ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 27 points, but coach Todd Richards has been less pleased with his defensive effort of late. Fortunately for Wisniewski owners, it sounds like his banishment to the press box was just a one-game wake-up call rather than something that will become a permanent arrangement.
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Wisniewski was a surprise scratch on Sunday, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Comments from Blue Jackets' coach Todd Richards seemed to indicate that the move was due to poor recent play from Wisniewski, but expect the trade rumors to multiply given how far the Jackets are from a playoff spot.
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Wisniewski turned in an active all-around outing in Saturday's loss to the Islanders, finishing with an assist, two PIM, five hits, and three shots on goal.Wisniewski returned to action Friday against the Flyers after missing the Jackets' previous two games with a lower-body injury. He also picked up an assist in that game, and currently holds a four-game point streak dating back to before he missed time with the ailment. The 30-year-old probably won't ever replicate the surprising 51-point output he achieved last season, but there's still a place for him in most fantasy leagues.
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Wisniewski (lower body) will likely make his return Friday against the Flyers, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.Wisniewski participated in Friday's morning skate, working on the third line alongside Kevin Connauton. Wisniewski's likely return will push Jordan Leopold out of the lineup.
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Wisniewski (lower body) resumed skating on his own Wednesday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.The Blue Jackets won't play their next game until Friday against the Flyers, but Wisniewski will probably have to resume practicing with the rest of the team Thursday to have a realistic shot at returning to the lineup over the weekend. The lower-body ailment has kept him unavailable for the Jackets' last two games.
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Wisniewski (lower body) will not play in Monday's game against the Kings, but could return by the end of the week, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.Wisniewski suffered a lower body injury last Friday and while there was initial some hope that it would only hold him out one game, he'll miss his second straight contest with the injury. After Monday's game, Columbus is off until Friday so he'll target a return then against the Flyers.
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Wisniewski (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against Ottawa, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Wisniewski left Friday's game with an undisclosed injury and has already been ruled out for Saturday's matchup. He'll remain in Columbus to be evaluated by the team's medical staff, after which a more detailed report should be available.
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Wisniewski scored a power-play goal -- accounting for the entirety of the Jackets' offense -- in Tuesday's loss to Arizona.
He'd gone four straight without a point before breaking out of it in this one. All in all, Wisniewski's scoring pace has been rather disappointing this year, although he is coming off a solid month of January despite the drought at the end of it.
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Wisniewski scored a power play goal and added two even strength assists in Monday's 3-1 win over the Wild.
He's picking up his pace, scoring five points with a plus-five rating over his last four games. Wisniewski now has a respectable five goals and 22 points in 41 games on the season, but the blueliner is capable of more.