COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Fredrik Modin on injured reserve and made several other moves to reduce their roster to 23 players heading into Saturday's opener against Minnesota.
General manager Scott Howson announced Tuesday that the veteran Modin, who has a knee injury, will start the year on IR.
The Blue Jackets also placed left wing Alexandre Picard and defenseman Mathieu Roy on waivers for the purpose of assignment to the club's American Hockey League affiliate in Syracuse; returned left wing Matt Calvert to the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League; and released defenseman Martin Skoula.
It's a date that's been circled on my calendar, so it's kind of nice to have it here and get it over with (Thursday). This is a little bit of the closing of the book on the move. That's kind of how I'm looking at it.
— Stars forward Jason Spezza on returning to Ottawa for the first time to face the Senators