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Columbus Blue Jackets place D Jack Johnson on injured list, recall C Ryan Johansen from AHL

Sunday, 02.24.2013 / 1:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Columbus Blue Jackets place D Jack Johnson on injured list, recall C Ryan Johansen from AHL

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed defenceman Jack Johnson on injured reserve and recalled centre Ryan Johansen from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass.

Johnson has a goal and seven assists in 17 games this year while averaging over 26 minutes on the ice per game. He sustained an upper-body injury in Saturday night's 2-1 loss at St. Louis. He will be evaluated further by club doctors after the Blue Jackets return to Columbus at the end of a six-game road trip Sunday night at Chicago.

The 20-year-old Johansen has two assists in 10 games with the Blue Jackets this season and has totalled nine goals and 14 assists in 77 career NHL games with Columbus.

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