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Blue Jackets captain Boone Jenner's wife gives birth to stillborn baby, the couple says

Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) jostles for position in front of the net with Colorado Avalanche defenseman Josh Manson, right, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 22, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

COLUMBIS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets captain Boone Jenner’s wife, Maggie, delivered a stillborn baby on Sunday, the couple said in a statement released by the club.

The Jenners said Wednesday they are at a loss for words over the pain that’s nothing like they’ve experienced before after the death of their son, Dawson.

“As heartbroken as we are, we are incredibly grateful to be his parents and look forward to holding him again one day in heaven,” they said. “We are thankful and feel blessed for the outpouring of love and support from our family and friends. We appreciate everyone respecting our privacy as we navigate this extremely difficult time.”

It was not immediately clear if Jenner would be away from the team for additional time after missing its game Monday, when he was listed as out with an illness.

Jenner, 30, has played his entire NHL career with the Blue Jackets. The Dorchester, Ontario, native was named captain three years ago and was their All-Star representative this season.

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