Jackets place Murray, Kana on IR

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COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Blue Jackets will start the season without forwards Andrew Murray and Tomas Kana, who were placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Murray will miss 2-3 weeks with a lower body injury he suffered in the Blue Jackets' Oct. 1 preseason game against Washington. Last season, he posted five goals and two assists in 46 games for Columbus.

Kana will be out up to two weeks with a hand injury he sustained in practice Sept. 19. He recorded two assists in six games during 2009-10.

The Blue Jackets open the season in Stockholm, Sweden, with games against the San Jose Sharks on Friday and Saturday.


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