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It only took a couple of games. David Clarkson succumbed to the curse almost immediately after being traded to Columbus; and now he’s out, most likely for the season, with a torn oblique.
Yes, that would be the same David Clarkson whom the CBJ obtained because Nathan Horton was hurt.
Injuries have so decimated the Blue Jackets this season that it seems a healthy CBJ skater is incredibly rare. Dare we say endangered?
For this reason, we actually contacted the Department of Fish and Wildlife, who gave us the following response:
The healthy Blue Jacket “cannot be listed under the Endangered Species Act because they do not qualify as a distinct species or subspecies.”
So there you have it.
No matter how many man-games the Jackets lose (currently 406…and counting), they cannot get federal protection from a Cal Clutterbuck hit or a Jordin Tootoo high stick.
The very nice folks at the Department of Fish and Wildlife did wish the Blue Jackets the best of luck. Heaven knows they need it.
D’Angelo Russell, driving past Penn State’s Julian Moore, got 19 of his 28 points in the second half, and the Buckeyes pulled away with a 33-8 run to defeat the Nittany Lions.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — It had been a while since D’Angelo Russell cranked up the Gatling gun and let his opponent have it right between the eyes. And have it again. And again. Some wondered whether his spectacular first season at Ohio State was, like so many others, meeting the freshman wall.
Right wing David Clarkson likely was injured in his first game as a Blue Jacket, on Saturday vs. New Jersey.
Even the new guys aren’t safe in Columbus. Right wing David Clarkson, only three games into his tenure with the Blue Jackets, has been diagnosed with a torn oblique muscle and likely is to miss the rest of the season, the club announced.
Most hockey fans took a curious thrill in the bizarre events on Tuesday in Sunrise, Fla. But for clubs across the NHL, including the Blue Jackets, it was a chance to go over their goaltending-disaster preparedness strategies.
LeBron James of the Cavaliers shoots against the Raptors’ Terrence Ross. James scored 29 points.
Cavaliers 120, Raptors 112: LeBron James had 29 points and 14 assists, including 15 points in a pivotal fourth quarter, and Cleveland held on for a victory over host Toronto after squandering a 19-point lead.
Indians 4, Reds 2: Shortstop Francisco Lindor, the top prospect in Cleveland's organization, got two hits and showed off his glove yesterday as the Indians defeated Cincinnati in a Cactus League exhibition game in Goodyear, Ariz.
Michigan State 72, Purdue 66: Travis Trice equaled a career-high with 27 points and Matt Costello lifted host Michigan State at both ends of the court, helping the Spartans to a Big Ten victory over Purdue last night.
Peyton Manning will be back for an 18th NFL season, but he will do so after taking a pay cut for the first time in his career.
The flat-seam baseball, left, was introduced this year to help increase offense.
The new flat-seam ball in college baseball is having the desired effect, with teams hitting 40 percent more home runs this season.
Isaac Jordan, left, and his cousin Bo Jordan won a combined seven high-school state championships at powerhouse St. Paris Graham.
Blood isn’t all that bonds cousins Bo Jordan and Isaac Jordan after they spent more than a decade together as childhood training partners and high-school wrestling teammates. They each appreciate the sacrifices the other has made to meet the unique demands of their sport.
Ohio State wrestling coach Tom Ryan finished a talk with his team before practice last week by asking if anyone had anything to say. Logan Stieber, a fifth-year senior co-captain and a three-time national champion, stood up.
Indiana coach Tom Crean reacts to a call during the Hoosiers’ loss at Northwestern.
No. 1 Kentucky 74, Mississippi State 56: Kentucky fought off a slow start but still cruised to a Southeastern Conference victory over host Mississippi State last night to keep its undefeated season on track.
The Ohio State women’s basketball team has reached the final two games of the regular season with the chance to accomplish something that few thought possible in November: earning a double bye for the Big Ten tournament.
The Inglewood (Calif.) City Council unanimously approved a $2 billion stadium plan late Tuesday backed by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke that clears a path for the NFL to return to the Los Angeles area for the first time in two decades.