COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Ethan Moreau on injured reserve retroactive to January 4 and recalled left wing Matt Calvert from the Springfield Falcons, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced January 6. Moreau suffered an injury at Phoenix on January 4 and is expected to be out at least one week.
Calvert, 21, has recorded 13 goals and 11 assists for 24 points and 12 penalty minutes in 35 games during his first professional season with Springfield. He leads the club in goals and shorthanded goals (2), while ranking second in points and power play goals (4).
The Brandon, Manitoba native was the Blue Jackets’ fifth pick, 127th overall, in the 2008 Entry Draft. He collected 47-52-99, 70 penalty minutes and was +47 in 68 games for the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings last season. He led the league in shorthanded goals (9), ranked second in game-winning goals (10), third (tied) in goals and was fourth (tied) in points. He was selected to the WHL Eastern Conference Second All-Star Team. He added 9-7-16 and 15 penalty minutes in 15 playoff games to help Brandon reach the Memorial Cup Final and was named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team. He notched 99-131-230, 181 penalty minutes and had a cumulative plus/minus rating of +83 in 198 career games with Brandon, including 10-10-20, 24 penalty minutes and was +13 in 18 career playoff games.
The Blue Jackets return to action Friday when the club visits the Anaheim Ducks. Game time from Honda Center is set for 10 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 9:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including 97.1 The Fan and online at BlueJackets.com.
Single-game tickets for Blue Jackets home games, starting at $22, are on sale at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at the Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com and Ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, a variety of partial-season plans and group tickets, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.