Columbus Blue Jackets: Jeff Carter Re-Injures Foot

Cecile NguyenCorrespondent IOctober 17, 2011

Jeff Carter will likely miss the Columbus Blue Jackets' game Tuesday after re-aggravating a foot injury.
Jeff Carter will likely miss the Columbus Blue Jackets' game Tuesday after re-aggravating a foot injury.Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

The Columbus Blue Jackets’ big offseason acquisition, Jeff Carter, is reported as having a slight fracture on the top of his right foot.

He is listed as day-to-day.

Carter bruised the same foot during training camp last month. He had surgery on that foot following his breakout year during the 2009-10 season with Philadelphia, where he collected 46 goals, 38 assists and was a plus-23 in 82 games.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Carter will be listed as questionable for the Jackets’ game Tuesday against the Dallas Stars.

Derick Brassard will likely replace Carter on the top line with R.J. Umberger and Rick Nash.

Brassard has no points and is a minus-one with two penalties and six hits through five games.

Most likely, Carter re-injured his right foot after blocking three shots in the Blue Jackets’ 4-2 loss in Dallas Saturday.

Carter currently leads the NHL in faceoff wins with 63. He leads his team in ice time among forwards at 19:54 and shots on goal at 20. He established a franchise record with 24 faceoff wins in the 3-2 season opener loss to the Nashville Predators.

However, Carter has collected no goals, three assists and was a plus-1 so far this season as Columbus is off to their worst start in franchise history at 0-4-1.