Jackets’ Bourque (back) done for the season
The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without forward Rene Bourque for the remainder of the season due to a stress fracture in his back.
Columbus acquired Bourque from Anaheim in the deal which saw James Wisniewski go to the Ducks.
The 33-year-old had four goals and a minus-2 rating in eight games with Columbus.
Saturday’s news ends a whirlwind season for Bourque, who began the season with the Montreal Canadiens. Bourque was waived by the Habs and spent four games with the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs prior to being dealt to the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Bryan Allen.
Bourque has one year remaining on his six-year, $20 million contract.