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Nick Foligno out for Blue Jackets in Game 5 against Penguins

Columbus captain late scratch with lower-body injury

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno is not playing against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday.

Foligno apparently sustained a lower-body injury during warmups, when he skated with usual linemates center Brandon Dubinsky and right wing Cam Atkinson. The Blue Jackets did not provide further information on his status.

Foligno, the Columbus captain, has two assists and is minus-3 rating in four games. He had 51 points (26 goals, 25 assists) in 79 games during the regular season.

The Blue Jackets trail the best-of-7 series 3-1 and their season would end with a loss.

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