Kukan (upper body) is likely to miss four weeks of action, George Richards of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

This is a bleak prognosis for the burgeoning rookie, who's managed four helpers and a plus-3 rating in 10 games. Look for the Blue Jackets to start relying on Ryan Murray, a fifth-year defenseman accustomed to working on the power play -- although we're not aware of any immediate plans for Murray to be situated in that special teams spot.

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