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Columbus Blue Jackets put D James Wisniewski on IR; will miss 4-6 weeks with broken foot

Columbus Blue Jackets' James Wisniewski (21) battles for the puck with Dallas Stars' Loui Eriksson (21), of Sweden, in the first period of their NHL hockey game, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)

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Columbus Blue Jackets' James Wisniewski (21) battles for the puck with Dallas Stars' Loui Eriksson (21), of Sweden, in the first period of their NHL hockey game, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed defenceman James Wisniewski on injured reserve retroactive to Feb. 24 and he is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a broken right foot.

Wisniewski was injured when he was struck by a shot during Sunday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

He had three goals (all on the power play) and six assists in 15 games this season. The 29-year-old had picked up a point in eight of his last nine games prior to being hurt.

Originally acquired in a trade with Montréal on June 29, 2011, Wisniewski has 36 goals and 148 assists in 392 career NHL games with Chicago, Anaheim, the New York Islanders, Montreal and Columbus.

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