Jackets’ Foligno out 1-2 weeks with lower-body injury

Columbus Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno, left, carries the puck across the blue line as Pittsburgh Penguins' Carl Hagelin, of Sweden, defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno will miss one to two weeks with a lower-body injury.

Foligno was injured in Sunday’s 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh. After the game, teammate Cam Atkinson said Foligno was cut by a skate.

Foligno has 13 goals and 13 assists in 59 games for the Blue Jackets, who are in a tight race to make the playoffs.

The team also said defenseman Markus Nutivaara is day to day with an upper-body injury, and defenseman Dean Kukan is expected to miss a week after also being hurt in Sunday’s game.

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