Berard out until January due to Surgery

Blue Jacket’s D-man Bryan Berard is out until at least January due to having a second surgery on his back.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, Berard, is having surgery in the same area of the back, but down a couple lumbar regions. The doctors feel the injured this area along with the area that was previously operated on simultaneously.
Surgery is to be done later this morning in LA. With rehab anticipated around 12 weeks after he returns to Columbus in approx 10 days.

3 Responses to Berard out until January due to Surgery

  1. buster says:

    Which opens up more salary room with this long term injury, don’t be surprised to see the Jackets possibly sign Jason Allison.

  2. gg_idiot says:

    or pick up baumgartner on waivers

  3. wingedim says:

    Berard’s LTI would only allow for a $2.5M increase in cap space. With the team being around 6M under the cap it’s a non issue.
    I could see Baumgartner possibly, but, MacLean likes going after the players when on recall…therefore only foots the bill for half the salary

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