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Jeff Carter separates shoulder in loss to Ducks

Posted on: January 8, 2012 11:46 pm
Edited on: January 8, 2012 11:48 pm

By Brian Stubits

It's just not the Columbus Blue Jackets' year.

They met the Ducks in Anaheim on Sunday night in a midseason battle for the No. 1 pick. It was all that you would expect from two teams that seem snake-bitten. The goalies were toasted for 11 goals (all four played, by the way) and the Blue Jackets saw another key player go down with an injury. It's been that kind of year.

Coach Scott Arniel, who is somehow still hanging onto his job, confirmed after the 7-4 loss that Jeff Carter is going to miss time after separating his shoulder. This is the second time this season that Carter has had a bad injury that will cost him time. Earlier this season he had a hairline fracture in his foot from blocking a shot.

This offseason, Carter was the big acquisition by the Blue Jackets, the move that finally gave Rick Nash a fellow big-time scorer to play with. It hasn't gone exactly as planned. Nothing for Columbus has, really.

He has played in 29 games and has 10 goals with 8 assists. He hasn't scored fewer than 30 goals since 2007-08 with the Flyers when he had 29.

The Blue Jackets will update his situation further after some tests, but he is well on his way to a season to forget, both from a personal stats/injury standpoint and the lack of team success.

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Since: Jul 17, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:31 pm

Jeff Carter separates shoulder in loss to Ducks

bad luck for carter but i sure dont miss seeing his high and wide shots

Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 2:50 pm

Jeff Carter separates shoulder in loss to Ducks

I was never a huge Carter fan when he was on the Flyers, he played too timid for me for a big guy and didn't show up in the big games, but this has just not been his year.  Seems to be one of those years you just can't wait to forget as a player.  Hopes he gets healthy and is able to put some goals in the his new team.

Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: January 9, 2012 1:35 pm

Jeff Carter separates shoulder in loss to Ducks

At this point I don't even know if they would get anything in return for Carter in a trade.

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