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James Wisniewski | Defenseman

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 208
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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

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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

James Wisniewski (lower body) missed Wednesday's practice.

Wisniewski played through the ailment on Monday despite being a game-time decision. He's not a sure bet for Thursday's contest either, but Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards likes his chances of playing.
Feb 6 - 8:59 AM

Although James Wisniewski was able to play on Monday, he hasn't fully recovered from his lower-body injury.

With that in mind, Wisniewski still isn't a sure thing to play on Thursday. "The question will be how it responds to him playing," Blues Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "Just like Monday, it's going to be a game-time decision on Thursday." Wisniewski sustained the ailment while blocking a shot on Saturday.
Feb 5 - 9:35 AM

Despite being a game-time decision with a lower-body injury, James Wisniewski ended up logging 22:13 minutes on Monday.

Wisniewski also registered an assist in the Blue Jackets' 4-2 win over Anaheim. He has five goals and 34 points in 49 games this season.
Feb 4 - 6:45 AM

James Wisniewski is on the ice for warmups and appears likely to play against the Ducks on Monday.

Wisniewski was deemed a game-time call entering the day, but it's looking like he'll dress for the contest. Get him into your lineup if you normally would.
Feb 3 - 9:40 PM

James Wisniewski will be a game-time decision on Monday night in Anaheim after he blocked a shot in Saturday's win over Florida.

He suffered a bruised lower-body ailment in the contest. Wisniewski has five goals and 33 points in 48 matches this campaign.
Feb 3 - 3:49 PM

James Wisniewski had a goal and an assist in Columbus' 3-2 loss on Tuesday.

Wisniewski has been held off the scoresheet in just two of his last nine games. He has five goals and 33 points in 46 contests in 2013-14.
Jan 29 - 9:30 AM

Defenseman James Wisniewski has a team-high 27 assists and four goals as well as a plus-two rating and he's largely why the Columbus Blue Jackets have won a franchise record eight consecutive games.

Wisniewski is on pace for seven goals and 47 assists, and 54 points would be a personal record as well as a Blue Jackets record for points by a defenseman. Wisniewski is thriving, and with him, the team. "This is the most fun I’ve ever had coming to the rink," he said. "The guys we have in here, it’s like a brotherhood. The winning just makes it that much sweeter."
Jan 25 - 9:47 AM

James Wisniewski had an assist in Columbus' 5-2 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday.

Wisniewski extended his point streak to six contests, which is just one away from his career-best. He has four goals and 31 points in 43 contests in 2013-14.
Jan 24 - 7:22 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Mark Letestu
5Michael Chaput
6Brian Gibbons
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Nick Foligno
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Calvert
5Simon Hjalmarsson
6Sonny Milano
RW1Nathan Horton
2Cam Atkinson
3Jared Boll
4Corey Tropp
5Jerry D'Amigo
D1James Wisniewski
2Jack Johnson
3Fedor Tyutin
4Ryan Murray
5David Savard
6Tim Erixon
7Dalton Prout
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney