COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Matt Calvert on Injured Reserve retroactive to October 24 and recalled center Alexander Wennberg from the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Calvert is expected to miss one week due to an upper body injury.
Calvert, 24, has recorded a goal and an assist with six penalty minutes in seven games this season. He posted career highs in assists (15), points (24), penalty minutes (53) and games played (56) in 2013-14 and has recorded 30-35-65 with 119 penalty minutes in 160 career games with the Blue Jackets. The Brandon, Manitoba native was the club’s fifth pick, 127th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft.
Wennberg, 20, has appeared in seven games with the Blue Jackets this season, registering his first NHL point (assist) in his NHL debut on October 9 at Buffalo. He recorded 16 goals and five assists for 21 points with eight penalty minutes in 50 games with Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League in 2013-14. The Stockholm, Sweden native was the club’s first pick, 14th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Tuesday when they host the Ottawa Senators. 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.