Wednesday October 1st, 2014

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner is expected to miss five weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken hand, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced in a news release on Wednesday.

Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta out one month

The injury occurred when Jenner was hit by a puck during practice on Sunday, according to the release.

Jenner recorded 16 goals and 33 assists as a rookie last season. He was drafted in the second round of the 2011 draft.

The Blue Jackets finished 43-32-7 last season before being eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Detroit Red Wings closing in on new contract for Mike Babcock?

Columbus opens the upcoming season Oct. 9 against the Buffalo Sabres.

- Chris Johnson


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