COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed defenceman Adrian Aucoin on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 29 and have recalled defenceman Cody Goloubef (GOH'-luh-behf) from the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass.
Aucoin, scoreless with two penalty minutes in seven games this season, suffered a lower body injury at Minnesota on Jan. 29 and is listed as day-to-day.
Goloubef has four goals and six assists with 28 penalty minutes and a plus-9 rating in 21 games with Springfield this season. The 23-year-old was Columbus' second pick, 37th overall, in the 2008 draft.
Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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