Report: Jackets’ Murray has an ankle injury (again)

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Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray is expected to miss his third straight game tonight when the Anaheim Ducks visit Nationwide Arena.

According to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, Murray’s lower body injury is believed to be an ankle issue.

It’s been a rough season for the 21-year-old.

Murray missed the first seven games of the season due to off-season knee surgery.

After playing in just four games, Murray missed another 36 games with issues to the same knee.

He then returned to the Jackets lineup for three games before being sidelined for another 17 due to a high ankle sprain.

Murray has appeared in just 10 games this season registering two assists and a minus-1 rating while averaging 18:56 in ice time.