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Blue Jackets place RW Marian Gaborik on injured reserve

by BlueJackets.com Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Marian Gaborik on Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced this evening. Gaborik suffered a broken collar bone during tonight’s 6-3 home win versus Philadelphia and is out indefinitely.

Gaborik, 31, has scored five goals and dished out seven assists for 12 points in 18 appearances with Columbus this season. In 787 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild, he has registered 341-345-686 and a plus/minus rating of +92.

He has scored 40 or more goals in a season on three occasions, 2007-08, 2009-10 and 2011-12.

A native of Trencin, Slovakia, Gaborik has represented his country at several international tournaments including the Olympic Games (2006 & 2010), IIHF World Championships (2001, 2004, 2005 & 2007), the World Cup of Hockey (2004), IIHF World Junior Championships (1999 - Bronze & 2000), IIHF World U18 Championships (1999 & 2000) and IIHF European Junior Championships (1998). He was acquired by the Jackets in a trade with the Rangers on April 5, 2013.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Monday when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes. Game time 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 Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan, and online at BlueJackets.com.

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