Blue Jackets Forward Dealt Brutal Injury News

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Justin Danforth will be having surgery to repair a torn labrum. As a result of this, he will be out for at least the next six months; putting his 2022-23 season in danger.

You hate to see this kind of stuff happen, but this is especially true when it's a player who is a true underdog story. As a 28-year-old rookie last season, Danforth appeared in 45 games for Columbus, where he had 10 goals and four assists. He was already off to a very solid start for the Blue Jackets this season, too, as he has three points in six games. Now, that is, unfortunately, where his season stats could end. 

Danforth played in several different leagues before making his NHL debut last season. Yet, after a 55-point campaign in 58 games in the KHL during the 2020-21 season, he gained the attention of Columbus. The 5-foot-9 forward is a player with some upside, so here's to hoping that he can return to the lineup earlier than expected from here.

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