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Shoulder injury shelves Brassard

Updated: December 22, 2008, 6:05 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets have lost top center Derick Brassard for the season.

The rookie disclocated his right shoulder during a fight last Thursday night.

"He's going to have surgery in early January and he's done for the year," Jackets general manager Scott Howson told ESPN.com Monday.

"He's four to six months out in terms of return to play -- closer to six months. So he's not going to return this year."

Brassard was tied for the NHL rookie scoring lead with ...

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