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Blue Jackets place Carter on IR

Friday, 01.13.2012 / 1:48 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / At the Rink blog

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Blue Jackets place Carter on IR
The Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday placed center Jeff Carter on injured reserve.

Carter suffered a shoulder injury Jan. 8 in a 7-4 loss to Anaheim.

The 27-year-old Carter has 10 goals, including a team-leading five on the power-play, and 17 points in just 30 games with the Blue Jackets this season. It's the second major injury Carter has suffered this season -- he broke his foot in mid-October and missed a month.

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