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Columbus Blue Jackets' Fedor Tyutin Out 2-3 Weeks

Dec 27, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin (51) skates the puck against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. The Columbus Blue Jackets won the game 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Columbus Blue Jackets are the latest team to be victimized by having one of their players get injured during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Fedor Tyutin is the latest player to go down, or rather, he is the latest player to be announced to be out for an extended period of time. Given, his injury isn’t as bad as those suffered by John Tavares and Henrik Zetterberg, both of whom are done for the season. Tyutin will only be out for two to three weeks because of an ankle injury suffered while playing for Team Russia.

In 53 games this season with the Blue Jackets, Tyutin has scored 4 goals and added 20 assists for a total of 24 points. He is an experienced member of the Jackets blue line and brings leadership to a defense corps that includes young players like Ryan Murray and David Savard.

Another factor in all this is the Blue Jackets playoff hopes. The Jackets are currently one point behind the Detroit Red Wings for the final wild card spot. They are going to need all hands on deck if they want to make the playoffs because we all know that the Red Wings will.

The Jackets will need to fight through the next 10 or so games with one of the defenseman on their top pairing.

Tags: 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Columbus Blue Jackets

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