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Blue Jackets place Murray on Injured Reserve, assign Dano to Cleveland

Murray suffered a lower body injury on December 14 at Ottawa and is considered week-to-week

by Staff @BlueJacketsNHL /

The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed defenseman Ryan Murray on Injured Reserve retroactive to December 14 and assigned left wing Marko Dano to the American Hockey League's Cleveland Monsters, club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Murray, 26, suffered a lower body injury on December 14 at Ottawa and is considered week-to-week. He has registered two goals and five assists for seven points with four penalty minutes in 24 games with the Blue Jackets this season. The Regina, Saskatchewan native has posted 15-93-108 with 104 penalty minutes and a +15 plus/minus rating in 344 career games with the Jackets since being selected second overall at the 2012 NHL Draft.

Dano, 25, made his Blue Jackets season debut on December 16 vs. Washington and has recorded two penalty minutes, while averaging 7:10 of ice time in three games with the club. He has added 3-9-12 with a team-leading 61 penalty minutes in 25 games with Cleveland in 2019-20. The Eisenstadt, Austria native has posted 19-26-45, 49 penalty minutes and is +1 in 141 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Chicago Blackhawks, Winnipeg Jets and Colorado Avalanche.  

Selected by the Blue Jackets in the first round, 27th overall, at the 2013 NHL Draft, he tallied a career-high 8-13-21, 14 penalty minutes and was +12 in 35 games as a rookie with the Blue Jackets in 2014-15. He joined the Blackhawks as part of a multi-player trade that brought forward Brandon Saad to Columbus on June 30, 2015. Dano has split the past four seasons between the NHL and AHL, where he has picked up 32-60-92 and 218 penalty minutes in 165 career outings. He signed a one-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract with Columbus last August.

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