Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 1/6/12
Captain Rick Nash, a perennial All-Star and Olympic gold medalist with Canada, has spent his entire nine-year NHL career with the Blue Jackets, enjoying only one winning season and one brief Stanley Cup playoff berth. But even as another season heads south in Columbus -- the Jackets, at 10-24-5, are dead last in the NHL -- Nash said he has no desire to leave the organization only two years into the eight-year, 62.4 million contract extension he signed in the summer of 2009. "I've put all my trust and loyalty in this organization," Nash told The Columbus Dispatch on Thursday. "This is where I want to be, where I want to make it work." But if the Blue Jackets came to Nash and asked him to waive his no-movement clause to help facilitate a roster overhaul, Nash said he'd be willing to listen. "That's a tough question to answer in a situation like this," Nash said. "I love Columbus. I love being here. I love being a Blue Jacket. The city of Columbus deserves a winner and deserves a good product on the ice. "If it comes to that -- like you said, all speculation -- but if they don't want me here, they want to move me? I'm not going to do something where it's going to hurt the franchise just because I have that in my contract." Nash, who has 12 goals in 39 games this season, said this season has been the most difficult to take. "It's disappointing. It's frustrating," Nash said. "It's been a tough year up to date for everybody in the organization. But you can't look back. You have to look forward." NOTES, QUOTES --Blue Jackets prospect center Boone Jenner was suspended for one game by the International Ice Hockey Federation for spearing a Russian player during Canada's semifinal loss in the World Junior Championships. Jenner was forced to sit out the bronze-medal game on Thursday. --After Thursday's 2-1 loss at San Jose, the Blue Jackets have a cumulative shooting percentage of 7.4 percent, 29th in the NHL. The Jackets have scored only 91 goals on 1,228 shots. The only club with a lower percentage is the Los Angeles Kings, at 6.7 percent. QUOTE TO NOTE: "I guess that's hockey. You get hit by a big guy, and it happens." -- Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu, who, according to The Columbus Dispatch, suffered a broken right hand after he was hit by San Jose's Douglas Murray on Thursday. ROSTER REPORTPLAYER NOTES: --C Mark Letestu will be out of the lineup 4-6 weeks after suffering a broken right hand during a 2-1 loss to San Jose on Thursday. Letestu was checked hard along the wall by Sharks defenseman Douglas Murray and said he likely broke his hand when he tried to break his fall. --G Curtis Sanford, out since Dec. 22 with a backhip injury, made 37 saves in his return to the lineup on Thursday vs. San Jose. His performance kept the Blue Jackets in the game, but they still lost 2-1. --RW Vinny Prospal snapped an 11-game skid without a goal when he scored only 2:13 into Thursday's game against the San Jose Sharks in HP Pavilion. With that goal, Prospal regained the club lead in points with 28. MEDICAL WATCH: --D James Wisniewski (broken ankle) is out six weeks. --RW Mark Letestu (broken hand) is out four to six weeks. --LW Kristian Huselius (lower body) is out until February. --D Radek Martinek (concussion) is out indefinitely.
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