Defenseman Markus Nutivaara Returns to Practice After Month Long Absence

By Sam Blazer on December 2, 2019 at 11:53 am
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Markus Nutivaara (65) during the second period of game one of the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have been bitten by the injury bug but they my have received some good news as well in the mean time. 

Defenseman Markus Nutivaara has returned to practice after suffering an upper body injury that has kept him out of the lineup since November 5th.

The Blue Jackets just lost Zach Werenski for a month after suffering a shoulder injury. This should lessen the blow if they can get Nutivaara back sooner rather than later. Nutivaara is not nearly as dynamic but is a more than capable stand in for Werenski. 

The Blue Jackets next play Tuesday, December 3 against the Arizona Coyotes at Nationwide Arena.

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