Former Express Mark Dekanich of the Columbus Blue Jackets will miss the start of the season due to a high ankle sprain. He suffered the injury in the Jackets pre-season game Tuesday vs. the Winnipeg Jets.
The injury is expected to sideline him for 4 weeks. Dekanich signed a 1 year 1 way deal with Columbus back on July 2nd. This season he is expected to backup Steve Mason in Columbus. He has appeared in just one NHL game in his career with the Nashville Predators. The Preds selected Dekanich 146th overall in the 2006 NHL Draft out of Colgate University.
He played two seasons with the Express from 2002-04.