The Columbus Blue Jackets just got a little less tough.

On Tuesday the team announced that forward and resident tough guy Jared Boll is going to miss the next 3-4 months after having surgery to repair a torn tendon in his ankle. He had the surgery 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," Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said. "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."