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Blue Jackets' Calvert expected to miss six weeks

Tuesday, 10.15.2013 / 3:08 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert will miss approximately six weeks after having surgery Tuesday to repair an abdominal injury, the team announced.

Calvert had the procedure performed by Dr. William Myers as the Vincera Institue in Philadelphia.

The 23-year-old left wing, who had been placed on injured reserve Monday, had no points and a plus-1 rating in three games; considered a speedy, tenacious forechecker, he had nine goals and seven assists in 42 games last season.

To take Calvert's spot on the roster, the Blue Jackets recalled forward Sean Collins from the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Falcons. The 24-year-old center had no points and a minus-2 rating in five games with the Blue Jackets last season.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory