COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Boone Jenner on Injured Reserve and recalled center Sean Collins from the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Jenner, 21, has been diagnosed with a stress fracture of his back and is expected to miss one to two months. He has posted six goals and six assists for 12 points and 10 penalty minutes in 20 games with the Blue Jackets this season, including 5-1-6 in his last eight contests. The Dorchester, Ontario native was the club’s first pick, 37th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft and has registered 22-19-41 and 41 penalty minutes in 92 career NHL games, including 16-13-29 and 45 penalty minutes in 72 games as a rookie a year ago.
Collins, 25, appeared in two games with Columbus earlier this season and has collected 10-9-19 and 14 penalty minutes with a +2 plus/minus rating in 27 games with Springfield. Columbus’ ninth pick, 187th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft, he has registered 0-1-1, six penalty minutes and is -2 in 13 career NHL games. He has also notched 38-58-96, 72 penalty minutes and is +29 in 166 career AHL games, including 16-25-41, 34 penalty minutes and was +9 in 67 games last season.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Chicago Blackhawks. 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.