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Blue Jackets activate Matt Calvert off injured reserve

by BlueJackets.com Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets


COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated left wing Matt Calvert off Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Calvert, 24, posted one goal and one assist for two points with six penalty minutes in nine games this season prior to missing the past four contests due to an upper body injury suffered on November 7 at Carolina. He has recorded 30-35-65 and 119 penalty minutes in 162 career NHL games.

The Brandon, Manitoba native was Columbus’ fifth pick, 127th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft. In 2013-14, he collected 9-15-24 and 53 penalty minutes in 56 games, setting career highs in assists, points and penalty minutes. He added 2-2-4 and four penalty minutes in six Stanley Cup playoff games. Calvert registered 9-7-16 with 32 penalty minutes in 2012-13.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Detroit Red Wings. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan, and online at BlueJackets.com.

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