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Jenner out week to week for Blue Jackets with lower-back injury

Forward leads Columbus in goals, points; Fix-Wolansky recalled from AHL

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Boone Jenner is out week to week for the Columbus Blue Jackets with a lower-back injury.

The forward was placed on injured reserve Saturday after he played 20:40 in a 3-2 shootout win against the Minnesota Wild on Friday.

"It's been weeks really but it got to the point last game where it was almost demobilizing for him and he was crushed," Blue Jackets coach Brad Larsen said Sunday. "We talked after the game and he was like a crushed soul."

Jenner, the Columbus captain, leads the Blue Jackets with 23 goals and 44 points this season, and is tied with Oliver Bjorkstrand and Gustav Nyquist for fourth with 21 assists.

Trey Fix-Wolansky was recalled from Cleveland of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis. The forward scored two points (one goal, one assist) in five games with the Blue Jackets this season, his first in the NHL, and 22 points (11 goals, 11 assists) in 32 games with Cleveland.

Jakub Voracek is day to day with a left knee injury sustained against the Wild and did not play when the Blue Jackets hosted the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday. The forward left after being kneed by Wild forward Marcus Foligno with 51 seconds left in the third period. Foligno was fined $5,000 by the NHL Department of Player Safety on Saturday for kneeing.

Patrik Laine played Sunday. The forward left after a knee-on-knee collision with Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin at 1:10 of overtime Friday. 

"I've had quite a few surgeries on this same knee so I was kind of worried about that a little bit," Laine said Sunday. "Yeah, it was hurting quite a bit but now it feels fine, still a little bit sore, but nothing major so you can just play through it and try to win these games."

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