Posted December 31, 2011 on AP on Fox

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 07: James Wisniewski #34 of the Anaheim Ducks skates against the Phoenix Coyotes at the Honda Center on November 7, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski will miss six weeks after taking a puck to the inside of his left ankle while blocking a shot in Thursday's 4-1 win at Dallas. He will not require surgery, but won't be able to even walk on that leg for at least two weeks before getting a walking boot. Wisniewski signed a six-year, $33-million contract on July 1 and has two goals and 15 assists in 29 games. He was suspended for the first eight games of the season for a hit on Minnesota's Cal Clutterbuck. He has averaged 24:55 of ice time per game, 13th in the NHL. The Blue Jackets on Saturday recalled defenseman David Savard from their AHL affiliate in Springfield, Mass., to help fill in for Wisniewski.
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