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Gustav Nyquist Expected to Miss Remainder of Season

Despite not requiring surgery, the 33-year-old forward was placed on injured reserve.

Gustav Nyquist, the forward for the Columbus Blue Jackets, has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury sustained during a recent game against the Edmonton Oilers. The injury occurred on Jan. 25 when Nyquist was hit by Jesse Puljujarvi of the Oilers. Despite not requiring surgery, the 33-year-old forward was placed on injured reserve.


Nyquist has been a valuable asset to the Blue Jackets this season, ranking sixth on the team in points with 22 (10 goals and 12 assists) in 48 games played. He has been a regular on the second line, second power-play unit, and has also taken shifts on the penalty kill.


Coach Brad Larsen expressed his disappointment at the news of Nyquist's injury, saying that he has leaned on the forward and that he will be greatly missed. "He's a guy I've really leaned on so we're going to miss him," said Larsen. "He's in every situation. He's kind of a stabilizer for me. He's so consistent in what he gives, effort and the pace he can play at."


The loss of Nyquist will certainly be felt by the Columbus Blue Jackets, who will need to find a way to fill the void left by the experienced and consistent forward. The team will now have to rely on the rest of their players to step up and fill the gap in order to achieve their goals for the remainder of the season.

Travis Jones

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

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