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Columbus Blue Jackets activate Calvert, place Murray on IR

by BlueJackets.com Staff BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated left wing Matt Calvert off Injured Reserve and placed defenseman Ryan Murray on Injured Reserve retroactive to November 27, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Calvert, 27, has missed the past 12 games with an upper body injury suffered on November 4 at Tampa Bay. He has registered three goals and five assists for eight points with nine penalty minutes and 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, the Brandon, Manitoba native has notched 66-67-133 and 249 penalty minutes in 361 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets.

Murray, 24, who is day-to-day with an upper body injury suffered on November 27 at Montreal, has missed the past two contests. He has tallied 1-4-5 with four penalty minutes and a +7 plus/minus rating in 24 games with Columbus this season. The Blue Jackets' first round selection, second overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft, the native of Regina, Saskatchewan has collected 12-53-65 with 86 penalty minutes and a +5 plus/minus rating in 244 career NHL games with the team.

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