Found November 30, 2011 on Fox Sports Ohio:
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INSIDE SHOTS Sanford says he almost retired last month Stuck in the minor leagues and beset by injuries, Blue Jackets goaltender Curtis Sanford told the Columbus Dispatch that he considered calling it quits as recently as last month.Luckily for the Blue Jackets, he didn't follow through.Sanford has taken over the Blue Jackets' No. 1 job from Steve Mason with a stellar run of play that has helped the Blue Jackets improve after getting off to a horrible start this season."I had thoughts of 'that's enough, that's it,'" Sanford told The Dispatch. "When I had the groin injury, I had those thoughts."Sanford spent the previous 2 12 seasons in the minor leagues, enduring a shoulder surgery and a crushed trachea that put him the hospital for two days.Early this season, he suffered a pulled groin that sidelined him for three weeks.Once healthy, he finally got a chance to play. That was eight games ago, and Sanford is 3-2-2 with a .939 save percenta...
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