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Blue Jackets place Moore on IR

Monday, 03.04.2013 / 3:11 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

The Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday placed defenseman John Moore on injured reserve.

Moore has been sidelined the past two games with a shoulder injury he suffered during the team's morning skate in Chicago on March 1. He's expected to be out 2-3 weeks.

A first-round pick (No. 21) of the Blue Jackets in 2009, Moore has two goals and eight points in 82 career games with the Blue Jackets. He has one assist in 13 matches this season.

Columbus will play host to the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round