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James Wisniewski | Defenseman

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 203
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James Wisniewski had an assist in a 4-2 loss to Winnipeg Tuesday night.
Wisniewski also recorded an assist in his previous game on Saturday. He now has two goals and eight assists in 18 contests in 2014-15. Nov 26 - 9:00 AM

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James Wisniewski scored his first two goals of the season on Friday.

Both came on the power play as Wisniewski became the second defenseman in franchise history to score two power play goals in one game; the first being Bryan Bedard. Wisniewski has eight points in 13 games and looks to be getting back his offensive prowess.
Nov 15 - 6:24 AM

James Wisniewski (finger) will be back in the lineup Friday against Carolina.

Columbus has taken him off injured reserve. He has missed the last three games with a broken finger. Wisniewski has three assists in nine contests this campaign.
Nov 6 - 2:09 PM

James Wisniewski (finger) was on the ice by himself on Wednesday.

Wisniewski was able to shoot the puck and might be able to play on Friday. He's missed three straight games due to the injury. Prior to getting hurt, he had three assists in nine contests.
Nov 6 - 8:50 AM

James Wisniewski got encourage results from an X-ray on Tuesday.

Wisniewski's finger is healing properly and he's on course to return in a couple weeks. There was some concern that his finger might not heal on its own and Wisniewski would require surgery, but it sounds like that will no longer be necessary.
Nov 5 - 10:21 AM

Do not expect to see James Wisniewski (broken finger) to be in the Columbus lineup this week.

Wisniewski was given a one to two week recovery time when injured on Tuesday. Look for him to miss this Tuesday's game and it will be up in the air after that. Wisniewski has three assists in nine games this season.
Nov 3 - 6:14 AM

James Wisniewski (finger) has been moved to injured reserve.

He's expected to be sidelined for one to two weeks with a broken finger. He was injured in Tuesday's loss to Ottawa. Wisniewski has three assists and 28 shots in nine games this season.
Oct 30 - 5:08 PM

Columbus defenseman James Wisniewski is expected to miss 1-2 weeks after suffering a broken finger in Tuesday's loss to the Senators.

A multitude of injuries have hit the Blue Jackets roster all at once and their depth will certainly be tested in the coming few weeks. Wisniewski has been slowed by injuries in the past so his fantasy owners have to hope he returns within the expected timeframe.
Oct 28 - 10:42 PM

James Wisniewski has surpassed Jaroslav Spacek to set a new Blue Jackets record for points in a single season by a defenseman.

Wisniewski had a goal and an assist on Thursday, giving him 46 points in 69 games. That also puts him in a tie for ninth place in the defensemen scoring race.
Apr 4 - 9:52 AM

James Wisniewski had a hand in each of the Blue Jackets' goals in their 2-0 victory over the Flyers on Thursday night.

Wisniewski scored and assisted on Brandon Dubinsky's goal. Wisniewski has enjoyed a fine season, with seven goals and 46 points, to go with 55 penalty minutes. Dubinsky's goal was his 16th of the season. Mark Letestu, Fedor Tyutin and Cam Atkinson doled out the assists.
Apr 4 - 1:02 AM

James Wisniewski scored his seventh goal of the season in the Jackets’ 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

Wisniewski now has four points in his past two games after slamming in three assists during Tuesday’s win in Detroit. The defenseman has 43 points through 66 games so far, his best season to date.
Mar 28 - 9:51 PM

James Wisniewski's three assists fuelled the Blue Jackets past the Red Wings in a crucial Eastern Conference battle Tuesday night which Columbus took 4-2.

Wisniewski now has 42 points through 65 games this season and an even rating. Wisniewski's rating is reassuring considering he's been -28 in the previous three seasons combined.
Mar 26 - 12:34 AM

James Wisniewski practiced on Sunday with a broken pinkie toe.

He is slated to play on Thursday when the Blue Jackets get back into action. Wisniewski has been a stud offensively with five goals and 30 assists in 51 games this season. Stay tuned.
Feb 24 - 5:52 AM

James Wisniewski has a broken pinkie toe, but he'll probably be available to play on Thursday versus New Jersey.

He played through a "lower-body injury" before the Olympic break. Wisniewski has picked up five goals and 35 points in 51 games this campaign.
Feb 22 - 4:38 PM

James Wisniewski (lower body) took part in Thursday's game.

Wisniewski was questionable due to the lingering ailment. He also played through the injury on Monday.
Feb 7 - 2:26 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Mark Letestu
5Michael Chaput
6Brian Gibbons
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Nick Foligno
3Matt Calvert
4Boone Jenner
5Jack Skille
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Jared Boll
3Corey Tropp
4Adam Cracknell
5Nathan Horton
6Jeremy Morin
D1James Wisniewski
2Jack Johnson
3Fedor Tyutin
4Ryan Murray
5David Savard
6Kevin Connauton
7Jordan Leopold
8Dalton Prout
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney