Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 12/28/11
Curtis Sanford has been one of the few good stories on the Blue Jackets roster this season, and now the veteran goaltender is hobbled by a right hip injury.It's unclear how long Sanford will be sidelined, but Steve Mason has gotten both starts -- including the 2-1 shootout loss to Calgary on Tuesday -- since the Blue Jackets emerged from a three-day break for the holidays. Columbus' next game is Thursday at Dallas."I don't know what's going on with me," Sanford told The Columbus Dispatch. "My hip ... it's getting locked right up in the socket."It gets pretty sore. We're doing our best to loosen that area up to the point where it's not going to be an issue."Sanford could barely get up off the ice after making saves during the latter stages of an eventual 6-5 loss in Nashville on Dec. 22, his last outing.Despite Sanford being in obvious pain, Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel said he never considered taking him out of the game after talking with club trainers.Sanford is listed as day-to...
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