General manager Jarmko Kekalainen announced a timeline Monday in which Foligno could be out for the rest of the regular season and some of the playoffs. He was hurt during Saturday’s game against St. Louis.
With six games left, Columbus is third in the Metropolitan Divisiontied with Philadelphia and three points behind two-time defending Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh. The Blue Jackets are three points ahead of New Jersey, which is in the final playoff position in the East.
Foligno has 15 goals and 18 assists. Brandon Dubinsky will be counted on to play more minutes. With Foligno out , Columbus recalled center Alex Broadhurst from Cleveland of the AHL.
The Blue Jackets begin a three-game Western Canadian road trip at Edmonton on Tuesday night.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have taken another step in shuffling their front office.
Following the elevation of Kyle Dubas to general manager this month, assistant general manager Mark Hunter and senior adviser Lou Lamoriello are now gone.
The 75-year-old Lamoriello won three Stanley Cups with New Jersey when he their general manager and president of hockey operations from 1987 to 2015. He recently shifted to his adviser role with Toronto after three years as its GM.
Hunter, who played for five NHL teams
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, was seen as a candidate for the Toronto GM job that eventually went to the 31-year-old Dubas this month.
Hunter joined the Maple Leafs as player-personnel director in 2014 before being elevated to assistant general manager in 2016, sharing the role with Dubas.
Hunter helped build the Ontario Hockey League’s London Knights and is credited with improving the game of Toronto center Nazem Kadri.