The Blue Jackets of Columbus must take an important decision in regards to the attacker Josh Anderson, operated for a shoulder injury on march 2.
Away from the game since he fell in battle during a game against the Ottawa Senators on December 14, the player does will not the Toronto Maple Leafs during the confrontation 3 of 5 scheduled for the resumption of the activities of the national hockey League (NHL). In fact, his recovery was expected to last between four and six months from the time of the surgery.
However, the Jackets should provide for the long term, because they may not add players to their training of 31 skaters present in the city-bubble of Toronto along the way. If Anderson hopes to participate in the subsequent rounds, his name should be registered quickly on the list of players available, possibly as soon as Monday.
Thus, such a decision could prove to be paid if the Jackets sneak up to the final association.
“No matter where it is, we want to ensure we give the best preparation options. It does not have to be present at the training camp to work with the alternatives. This would not be ideal for him,” said the site The Athletic the club’s executive director, Jarmo Kekalainen.
For Anderson, the campaign 2019-2020 was nightmarish, as it has been limited to four meager points in 26 outings.
In addition, the DG does not expect that a few of his colors declare package for the return to the game. Those wishing to remain at home should occur by Monday.
“I’m sure we would have had echoes, as if there was a player that want to act as well, has mentioned Kekalaine. It would not have only been absent on Monday: he would have called to tell us that he is uncomfortable with this.”
Always The Athletic, head coach John Tortorella plans to establish two training groups. The first will consist of the skaters regular and will be found on the ice early in the day. The second, the “black aces”, will skate separately, hoping to carve out a place in the team up for it.