James Wisniewski Back in Action
James Wisniewski will be back out on the ice tonight for the Columbus Blue Jackets game VS the Minnesota Wild. Game time is 8 p.m. est. James Wisniewski suffered an ankle injury in the Blue Jackets’ 4-1 win at Dallas on December 29.Wisniewski has collected two goals and 15 assists for 17 points with 25 penalty minutes in 29 games this season, was ranked second among club defensemen in scoring and also logged a team-leading 24:55 average time on ice, which ranked 13th among all NHL players.
The 27-year-old native of Canton, Michigan signed with the Blue Jackets as a free agent last July and has registered 29 goals 136 assists 165 points and 327 penalty minutes in 358 career NHL games. Last season, he set career highs in goals, assists and points after notching 10 goals 41 assists 51 points and 38 penalty minutes in 75 games with the Montreal Canadiens and New York Islanders. He ranked 5th among NHL defensemen in points and seventh in assists.
Wiz returns to action tonight when they visit the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center.