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Kukan out indefinitely for Blue Jackets with meniscus tear

Defenseman injured in overtime win against Bruins, has five points this season @NHLdotcom

Dean Kukan will be out indefinitely for the Columbus Blue Jackets because of a medial meniscus tear and articular cartilage injury in his left knee.

The defenseman sustained the injury in a 2-1 overtime win against the Boston Bruins on Thursday.

Kukan has five points (one goal, four assists) in 33 games this season.

Signed by Columbus as a free agent on June 1, 2015, Kukan has 14 points (one goal, 13 assists) in 77 regular-season games and one goal in 10 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

The Blue Jackets (19-14-8), who are 8-0-4 in their past 12 games, host the San Jose Sharks at Nationwide Arena on Saturday (1 p.m. ET; FS-O, NBCSCA, NHL.TV).

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