COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Nick Foligno on Injured Reserve retroactive to February 18 and claimed defenseman Taylor Chorney (pronounced TAY-luhr CHOHR-nee) off waivers from the Washington Capitals, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Foligno, 30, is expected to miss one to two weeks with a lower body injury suffered on Sunday vs. Pittsburgh. He has posted 13 goals and 13 assists for 26 points with 46 penalty minutes in 59 games with the Blue Jackets this season. The Buffalo, New York native became the ninth player to play in 400 career games with the Blue Jackets in franchise history on February 10 vs. New Jersey and he has notched 106-139-245 in 404 games with the club. The Jackets' captain has recorded 167-226-393 with 627 penalty minutes in 755 career NHL games with Columbus and the Ottawa Senators. Originally the Senators' first round pick, 28th overall, in the 2006 NHL Draft, he was acquired by the Jackets in a trade on July 1, 2012.
Chorney, 30, has registered 4-18-22 and 56 penalty minutes in 165 career NHL games with the Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues and Edmonton Oilers since making his NHL debut in 2008-09. This season, he has posted 1-3-4, eight penalty minutes and a +8 plus/minus rating in 24 games with Washington. He set career highs in assists, points, penalty minutes and games played with the Capitals in 2015-16, recording 1-5-6, 21 penalty minutes and was +8 in 55 contests. Chorney has added 0-1-1 and six penalty minutes in 12 career Stanley Cup Playoff games.
A 6-0, 193-pound native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Chorney has also collected 31-111-142 with 203 penalty minutes in 400 career American Hockey League games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Chicago Wolves, Peoria Rivermen, Oklahoma City Barons and Springfield Falcons. Originally Edmonton's second round pick, 36th overall, in the 2005 NHL Draft, he notched 14-59-73, 126 penalty minutes and was +30 in 126 career games at the University of North Dakota from 2005-08.
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The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers. Game time from Wells Fargo Center is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. All Blue Jackets games televised on FOX Sports Ohio will also be streamed live via FOX Sports GO. The game may also be heard on the Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, and online at BlueJackets.com.