The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Alexandre Texier on Injured Reserve and have added center Justin Scott to the roster on emergency recall from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Texier, 20, is out indefinitely with a lumbar stress fracture suffered in Tuesday's game vs. Florida. He has posted six goals and seven assists for 13 points with 10 penalty minutes and a +3 plus/minus rating in 36 games this season. The 6-1, 192-pound forward leads Blue Jackets rookies in goals, assists, points and shots (49) and ranks third-T in plus/minus rating.
A native of St. Martin D'heres, France, Texier made his NHL debut at the end of the 2018-19 campaign and has registered 7-7-14, 10 penalty minutes and a +6 plus/minus rating in 38 contests. He has added 2-1-3 in eight Stanley Cup Playoffs contests. Columbus' second round pick, 45th overall, at the 2017 NHL Draft, Texier tallied 27-36-63 and 74 penalty minutes in 108 career games with KalPa from 2017-19. He led the club in assists and points in 2018-19 with 14-27-41 in 55 appearances.
Scott, 24, has recorded 6-8-14, 42 penalty minutes and a +2 plus/minus rating, while playing in all 33 games for the Monsters in 2019-20. He has collected 38-41-79 and 231 penalty minutes in 231 career contests with Cleveland since making his pro debut in 2016-17. The 6-1, 195-pound forward set AHL career highs in goals (tied), points and plus/minus rating with 13-11-24, 61 penalty minutes and was +4 in 67 contests with the Monsters in 2018-19.
The Burlington, Ontario native totaled 69-78-147 and 152 penalty minutes in 251 career Ontario Hockey League appearances with the Barrie Colts from 2012-16. He signed an entry level contract with the Blue Jackets on Apr. 15, 2016.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they visit the Boston Bruins. Game time from TD Garden is 7 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Ohio and the FOX Sports Go app. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with the "Blue Jackets Live" pre-game show. The game will also be broadcast on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan.