Dorsett turns back clock
Dorsett scored a career-high 12 goals in 77 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2011-12 season. He has six goals in 10 games this season and is on pace for 49. Think about that. The gritty winger who many had pegged as an extra forward because of cervical fusion surgery last December in Los Angeles – which shut his season down and raised realistic concerns about a full recovery and effectiveness – is proving us all wrong.
And being wrong never felt so right.
Dorsett is finally healthy for the first time in three years. Hip, sports hernia and neck injuries made many wonder if he was a buyout candidate with two more years at $2.65 million US annually. That’s a lot for a fourth-line grinder, but Dorsett is playing like a first-line force.
When Dorsett destroyed Dmitry Orlov on the end boards to strip him of the puck to set up Markus Granlund in the slot for a three-