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Blue Jackets place two defensemen on IR as fun continues

Nashville Predators v Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 19: Marc Methot #3 of the Columbus Blue Jackets checks Craig Smith #15 of the Nashville Predators during their game at Nationwide Arena on January 19, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. The Predators defeated the Blue Jackets 3-0. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

John Grieshop

Say what you will about another miserable season in Columbus; it’s not as if the Blue Jackets have received a lot of lucky breaks.

They’ve faced injuries and suspensions left and right, including issues for big off-season acquisitions Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski. The misery keeps building, however, as the team announced that defensemen Marc Methot and Brett Lebda have been placed on the injured reserve.

Not enough of a beating for you? The Blue Jackets also revealed that Curtis Sanford is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, forcing an emergency recall of netminder Allen York.

Defenseman Dalton Prout also received the emergency recall treatment to try to patch up one of the spots that has opened up.

Methot has seven points and averaged 20:03 minutes per game in 46 contests while Lebda scored a goal and zero assists while logging 20:16 minutes per contest in five appearances in the NHL this season.