Monday, October 16, 2006

Columbus Blue Jackets veteran defenseman Bryan Berard

Columbus Blue Jackets veteran defenseman Bryan Berard was recently in Los Angeles seeing a back specialist to determine if he required surgery. The club has placed him on injured reserve, and if surgery is necessary Berard could be out for the remainder of the season.
That could force the Jackets into shopping for an offensive blueliner, although they do have promising Ron Hainsey in the lineup and he could see more playing time in the short term to determine if he can fill in for Berard.
A potential bargaining chip could be veteran winger Anson Carter, who's been demoted to third-line duty since Nikolai Zherdev recently returned to action.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think Carter's safe this season as long as they can keep pucks out of the net. No need for an offensive defensemen to replace Berard as long as (god forbid) they actually can "defend".