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Blue Jackets' Hannikainen out two months with injury

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COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Markus Hannikainen on Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. He is expected to be sidelined for two months after suffering a shoulder injury during Saturday’s game at the St. Louis Blues.

Hannikainen, 22, recorded two hits while logging 6:15 of ice time in his NHL debut prior to leaving the contest against the Blues. He has tallied five goals and six assists for 11 points with six penalty minutes and a +2 plus/minus rating in 17 games with Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, in his first professional season in North America.

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