Josh Anderson sustained a knee injury in a Monday night matchup with the Capitals.
It was revealed on Tuesday, that Anderson sustained a knee sprain and is expected to miss four weeks.
Sprains involve the over-stretch of ligaments and are graded on a scale from one to three; grade one sprains are the least severe and grade three sprains are the most severe. Grade one sprains involve the slight over-stretch of the ligament, grade two sprains involve slight tearing of the ligament and grade three sprains entail the complete tear of the ligament.
Depending on the ligament involved, four to six weeks is usually an accurate timetable for return to play.
This is a tough blow for the Blue Jackets, as Anderson had been a key contributor for them thus far, the team will miss his physicality on the ice in his absence.
The Jackets are coming off of two big wins against the Blackhawks and the Capitals as they look to continue to make a push for the playoffs, and search for their first playoff series win in franchise history.
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