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Blue Jackets’ Murray suffers lower-body injury, won’t return

Mar 3, 2014, 8:24 PM EDT

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The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without defenseman Ryan Murray for at least the remainder of Monday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, as he suffered a lower-body injury.

The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline reports that the 20-year-old twisted his left leg in the first period of the contest and that it’s most likely that the issue is ankle or knee-related.

You may remember Murray as a player who inspired a Ricky Williams-like all-in offer from the New York Islanders on draft day, which the Blue Jackets rejected. The offensive defenseman has 20 points in 61 games this season and leaves Columbus with another key blueliner on the mend as Fedor Tyutin is also sidelined.

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