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Blue Jackets activate Zac Dalpe off Injured Reserve, assign to Monsters

Dalpe, 28, has missed the past four games with an upper body injury suffered on Monday, November 6 at the New York Rangers

by BlueJackets.com Staff BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated center Zac Dalpe off Injured Reserve and assigned him to the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate after clearing waivers, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Dalpe, 28, has missed the past four games with an upper body injury suffered on Monday, November 6 at the New York Rangers. He has recorded 13 penalty minutes in 10 games with the Blue Jackets this season, including making his club debut on Oct. 6 vs. the New York Islanders.

The Paris, Ontario native has registered 12 goals and 12 assists for 24 points with 36 penalty minutes in 138 career games with the Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks and Carolina Hurricanes since making his NHL debut in 2010-11. He has added 97-93-190 in 270 career AHL games with the Monsters, Iowa Wild, Rochester Americans, Utica Comets, Charlotte Checkers and Albany River Rats. Claimed off waivers by Columbus from Minnesota on Feb. 27, 2017, Dalpe was originally Carolina's second round pick, 45th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft.

Tonight's game between the Blue Jackets and Rangers from Nationwide Arena is set for 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 Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan and online at BlueJackets.com.  

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