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Blue Jackets' Berard has second back surgery in year

Updated: October 19, 2006, 9:03 PM ET
Associated Press

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Blue Jackets defenseman Bryan Berard, who missed much of last season with a back injury, had a second surgery on Thursday.

Berard, who hasn't played this year, could be back before the end of the season, team spokesman Todd Sharrock said.

The surgery on Thursday in Los Angeles was to repair a herniated disc and was similar to the surgery he had in March on another disc.

"When I got hurt last season, it turns out I hurt both at the same ...

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