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Columbus Blue Jackets Place Center Derick Brassard on Injured Reserve

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed center Derick Brassard on injured reserve, Blue Jackets Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced February 17. Brassard was injured in the first period of last night's game vs. the Los Angeles Kings and is expected to be sidelined at least two to three weeks.

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Brassard, 23, has tallied 14 goals and 25 assists for 39 points with 47 penalty minutes in 57 games this season, setting career highs in goals and points. He is tied for the club lead with five power play goals, ranks second (tied) in assists and game-winning goals (three) and third in goals and points. Columbus’ first pick, sixth overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft has registered 34-68-102 and 118 penalty minutes in 184 career NHL games.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Friday when they visit the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. Game time at United Center is 8:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 8 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network – flagship station 97.1 The Fan – and online at BlueJackets.com.

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