This breaks my heart.
Tuesday Columbus Blue Jacket coach Gerard Gallant is being all coy about his top six forwards, with everyone guessing Rick Nash, Sergei Fedorov and David Vyborny on top, and Fredrik Modin, Gilbert Brule and Anson Carter on the second line.
Now Fedorov is out four to six weeks with a sprained shoulder.
The Blue Jackets can’t win. It’s not like Fedorov is a slam-dunk top center anyway. And one of the main reasons they took him from Anaheim was to be a mentor to Nikolai Zherdev, who’s now playing in Russia. So really, Fedorov is doubly useless right now.
Interestingly, the Columbus Dispatch says there have been Devils scouts watching the Blue Jackets. With the Devils just about over the cap with a lot of key players unsigned, you have to wonder if GM Doug MacLean is looking to pick up an experienced center.