Feb 6, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards (right) and center Derek MacKenzie (24) react in the second period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

CannonBalls: Your Daily Barrage Of CBJ And NHL Links - 2/10/14

Cannonballs is a daily series where we will gather up links to other interesting stories from the Columbus Blue Jackets blogosphere, as well as general NHL and hockey news. While we strive to bring you the best coverage of the Columbus Blue Jackets here at the Union and Blue, there are several other CBJ blogs that do a great job as well. So with that, here is today’s edition of Union and Blue Cannonballs! 

Columbus Blue Jackets

James Wisniewski Has A Broken Pinkie Toe: For the past three games, James Wisniewski has been listed as a game time decision. Throughout that time many speculated as to what could be ailing the defenseman. Now the cat is out of the bag: Wisniewski suffered a broken right pinkie toe in the February 1st win over the Florida Panthers.

Wisniewski had this to say to the Columbus Dispatch:

It doesn’t sound like something that would hurt that bad — pinkie toe,” Wisniewski said. “But let me tell you, you don’t know how much you use that little guy until it’s broken. It hurts like hell.

Todd Richards Relishes Being A Part of the Olympics: Being involved on the bench for Team USA is a dream come true for Blue Jackets head coach, Todd Richards. The Dispatch takes a look back at how Todd Richards has grown in the world of hockey and what has gotten him to be on the bench of the US team at Sochi. [ Columbus Dispatch ]

College Hockey

Ohio Bobcats Put On Offensive Clinic: With the NHL off at the Sochi games, I thought I’d give some time to a team I have inadvertently neglected in the Ohio Hockey News. The Ohio University Bobcats have been tearing it up in the ACHA this year. I think it is a fitting punishment that I include them here today with the news that the Bobcats destroyed my Alma mater, Kent State 7-0. The win marked the 19th in a row for Ohio U in the series.       [ Ohio University ]


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