The Columbus Blue Jackets said on Tuesday that forward Jared Boll with miss three to four months following surgery to repair a torn tendon in his ankle.
The 27-year-old had the procedure done on Monday.
"Our initial hope was that Jared would be able to return to the lineup with rest and rehabilitation, but it became apparent over the past few days that surgery was the best course of action," said Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen. "We're disappointed for Jared as he has worked very hard and is an important part of our team, but we expect him to make a full recovery and hopefully return to the lineup later this season."
Boll had one goal in 21 games this season and last played on Nov. 22 in Vancouver. The veteran of six NHL seasons has 25 goals and 28 assists along with 1,001 penalty minutes in 409 contests, all with Columbus.