Blue Jackets' Boll has surgery, out 3-4 months

Tuesday, 12.17.2013 / 3:17 PM NHL.com

Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Jared Boll will be sidelined 3-4 months following surgery to repair a torn tendon in his ankle.

The surgery was performed Monday by Dr. Greg Berlet at OhioHealth's Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center.

"Our initial hope was that Jared would be able to return to the lineup with rest and rehabilitation, but it became apparent over the past few days that surgery was the best course of action," general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. "We're disappointed for Jared as he has worked very hard and is an important part of our team, but we expect him to make a full recovery and hopefully return to the lineup later this season."

Boll, 27, has appeared in 21 games this season, scoring one goal and adding 38 penalty minutes.

The Blue Jackets also made a number of roster moves Tuesday, recalling forward Jack Skille from Springfield of the American Hockey League, assigning goaltender Jeremy Smith to the AHL and reassigning defenseman Ilari Melart from Springfield to Ugra of the Kontinental Hockey League.

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