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Kristian Huselius | Winger

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/10/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 184
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Kristian Huselius scored two goals in AIK's 4-3 win over Rogle on Thursday.
He has three points in his first two contests with his Elitserien club this season. Thu, Dec 20, 2012 05:53:00 PM

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Kristian Huselius made his Elitserien debut with AIK on Tuesday in a 2-1 victory versus Frolunda.

He contributed an assist on the the game-winning goal of the match. The Swedish Elite League contest marked the first time that Huselius has suited up in a meaningful game since Dec. 6, 2011 at Montreal when he was a member of the Blue Jackets. Huselius missed practically the entire year in 2011-12 with a groin injury.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 04:54:00 PM

Kristian Huselius has signed a one-year contract with AIK of the Swedish Elite League.

Huselius has been practicing with the Swedish squad for the last few months after becoming an unrestricted free agent in NHL. He has had an injury-plagued last two seasons, playing 39 games in 2010-11 and only twice in 2011-12 with the Columbus Blue Jackets after suffering a bad groin injury. He could be in the Swedish lineup as early as Tuesday.
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 10:15:00 AM

Kristian Huselius is reportedly close to signing with Swedish Elite League club AIK.

According to Swedish media outlet Aftonbladet, the former Columbus winger has been training with the team since this past fall and the two sides are discussing the terms of a deal. AIK's CEO said he is waiting for Huselius to says 'yes' to the contract so that he can be in the lineup as soon as next Tuesday. The 34-year-old forward spent most of the past two NHL seasons on the sidelines due to injury and he accused the Blue Jackets of rushing him back in the summer. His contract with the team expired after the 2011-12 campaign and now he is healthy.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 05:21:00 PM

Kristian Huselius spoke out against the Columbus Blue Jackets to a news outlet in Sweden recently.

"I had not a single practice with the team before coming back," he said to Sweden's Aftenbladet in the translated piece. "I had one game to get acclimated. Then I went into (the next) NHL game and played 21 minutes. I think they acted wrong against me. My groin broke in the second game. I had not built up muscle mass and was not fit or ready to play." Huselius played in just two games last season and they both came in early December. He missed the first two months of the year after suffering a torn pectoral muscle last July, while lifting weights, and didn't play after Dec. 6 due to a groin injury. Huselius is an unrestricted free agent now because he stopped communicating with the Blue Jackets this summer.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 11:41:00 AM

Interim coach Todd Richards said he does not expect Kristian Huselius (groin) to return this season.

Huselius played all of two games in December for his only action this season. It’s been one thing after the other the past two years for the 33-year-old Swede. He missed two months last season – a year in which he played only 39 games -- due to a high ankle sprain and while recovering from that injury he hurt his groin, which has not been right since.
Tue, Mar 6, 2012 04:32:00 PM

There's no guarantee that Kristian Huselius (groin) will play again this season.

"He is idle right now," Blue Jackets interim coach Todd Richards said. "That’s doctor’s orders. He was given an injection and he was told to lay low. Not a lot has changed with him." He's been limited to just two games this season. Huselius is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, so that might motivate him to return before the end of the regular season in the hopes that it might help him in the open market.
Mon, Feb 6, 2012 04:56:00 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed Kristian Huselius on the injured reserve list.

Huselius suffered a groin injury a month ago so the move will be retroactive and he will be allowed to return at any time. The move was needed as Mark Letestu broke his hand on Thursday necessitating the recall of Ryan Russell. Huselius was originally diagnosed to be out four-six weeks and is still listed as week-to-week. He has played only twice this season so he will likely have no fantasy value upon his return as he has already missed half the season and will need to get back into playing shape.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Jan 7, 2012 08:46:00 AM

Kristian Huselius is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks with a groin injury.

The Jackets were happy to learn that he didn't pull the muscle off the bone, but his return to the team's sickbay has to be frustrating for the Swedish winger after he had just come back from an off-season pectoral injury. Huselius has skated in only two games this season.
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 03:24:00 PM

Kristian Huselius' lower body injury is related to his groin.

Huselius was playing in just his second game since coming back from a torn pectoral muscle. "We’ll see how it is," Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel said. "It didn’t look very good." We'll keep you posted.
Wed, Dec 7, 2011 11:08:00 AM

Kristian Huselius left Tuesday's game against the Canadiens with a lower body injury.

It was just his second game back from a pectoral muscle injury that forced him to miss all of the team's games until that point. We should know more about the severity of this latest injury soon.
Tue, Dec 6, 2011 09:50:00 PM

Kristian Huselius didn't experience any shoulder problems after logging 19:27 minutes on Friday in his return from a torn pectoral muscle injury.

"He went for a couple of tumbles in the corner (during Friday's game), but he came out of it OK," Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel said. "I talked with him. He said it was his timing that was off, which is what you'd expect. In traffic, what to do with the puck, where to move it? That's the stuff you have to get back into your game by being in that situation." It might take Huselius a few games to shake off the rust, but he's worth picking up if he's a free agent in your league.
Mon, Dec 5, 2011 08:14:00 AM

Kristian Huselius played a whopping 19:27 minutes in his first game this season as he returned from a torn pectoral muscle injury.

Huselius suffered the injury in the off-season so it was a big surprise that he played so much in his first game back, especially considering the game did not go into overtime. He was on the first line with Antoine Vermette and Rick Nash as Vermette played there due to the injury suffered by Jeff Carter. Huselius was minus-two on the night with nary a point but did see 5:20 minutes of power play time on the first unit. He is worth a shot in deeper leagues as he is a top-six forward. His value could be high if he ends up with Carter and Nash.
Sat, Dec 3, 2011 09:03:00 AM

Kristian Huselius (torn pectoral muscle injury) has been activated from the injured reserve list and should play on Friday.

Huselius missed the Blue Jackets' first 25 contests. It remains to be seen how much playing time he'll get on Friday, but he's expected to serve as a top-six forward this season.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 06:08:00 PM

There is a chance that Kristian Huselius (torn pectoral muscle injury) could return to action as early as this coming week.

Huselius could join his teammates on a four-game road trip that starts Tuesday in Vancouver. If he does, there is a decent chance he will suit up. Huselius still has to participate in contact drills but he may do that on Monday. Stay tuned for further updates.
Sun, Nov 27, 2011 10:58:00 AM

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