Found April 04, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
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It would be easy -- almost understandable, really -- if Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski opted to let the final few games of the 2011-12 season tick away into memory.Wisniewski's debut season in Columbus has been a horror show since before it started. An eight-game NHL suspension got it rolling, but he's had a fractured ankle, a pulled groin and, most recently, a concussion that has knocked him out of the lineup for a combined 34 games.He returned Tuesday in Phoenix with a chip on his shoulder."I want to get back out there," Wisniewski told The Columbus Dispatch. "First, (with the concussion), I don't want to go into the offseason with any questions. I want to hit some guys, I want to get hit, and I want to know that everything is OK before we walk out of here for the final time (next week)."But I'm also pretty upset at the way things have gone. It didn't start well, the middle wasn't good at all, and now the end has been tough. Bu...
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