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Jackets put Nikita Nikitin on IR

Updated: February 3, 2013, 6:24 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed defenseman Nikita Nikitin on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 29 and have recalled defenseman Nick Holden from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass.

Nikitin, who has two assists and six penalty minutes in seven games this season, suffered an upper-body injury at Minnesota on Tuesday and is expected to be sidelined up to a week.

The 25-year-old Holden has four goals and 18 assists with 26 penalty minutes ...

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