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Will injury ruin season for both Brassard and Jackets?

Updated: December 22, 2008, 4:16 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

We hate to be Captain Negative today, but you can't underestimate the news out of Columbus, where the Blue Jackets announced Monday that impressive rookie center Derick Brassard is out for the year. He's having surgery in January to repair a dislocated right shoulder.

Brassard was tied for the NHL rookie scoring lead with 25 points (10 goals, 15 assists) in 31 games, and was among the candidates for the Calder Trophy. More importantly, he was the top center on a Jackets team that isn't ...

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