Blue Jackets right winger Derek Dorsett is 24 years old, too young to get the comparison made between himself and the old-school cartoon character Gumby.
But it certainly applies.
Dorsett appeared to suffer a serious injury last Saturday in a 5-3 loss to the Boston Bruins, when he twisted his left leg under him as he fell backward following a collision with Boston goaltender Tim Thomas.
Broken fibula? Torn knee ligaments? High-ankle sprain? Each of those seemed possible when the clip was reviewed via replay. The Blue Jackets feared it was a season-ending injury.
"I got lucky," said Dorsett, who joined the Blue Jackets for Thursday's morning skate, only four days after suffering what remains an undisclosed injury.
"It's sort of a general-area injury. It's pretty sore, and I can tell I did something. But I got pretty lucky. Hopefully it won't take me too long to get back out there."
Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel said Dorsett could return on Saturday, when Columbus hosts the Ta...