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Columbus Blue Jackets place left wing Matt Calvert on Injured Reserve

Calvert has collected three goals and five assists for eight points this season

by Staff BlueJacketsNHL /

COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Matt Calvert on Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Calvert suffered an upper body injury in last Saturday's game at Tampa Bay and is expected to miss three to four weeks.

Calvert, 27, has collected 3-5-8 and nine penalty minutes with a +3 plus/minus rating, while averaging 15:25 in ice time per game in 14 outings this season. Selected by Columbus in the fifth round, 127th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft, he has registered 66-67-133 and 249 penalty minutes in 361 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they visit the Rangers. Game time from Madison Square Garden 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. The game will also be broadcast live on the Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan and online at 

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