COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets
goaltender Pascal Leclaire
will undergo surgery on his injured ankle and is expected to be sidelined 10 to 12 weeks, club General Manager Scott Howson announced January 20. The surgery is scheduled to take place on Friday and will be performed by Dr. Brian Donley at The Cleveland Clinic.
Leclaire, 26, has appeared in 12 games this season and posted a 4-6-1 record with a 3.83 goals-against average and .867 save percentage. He originally suffered the injury in a preseason game vs. the Minnesota Wild on October 3. He missed eight games earlier this season due to the injury and last played in a game on December 18 at Dallas.
Columbus' first pick, eighth overall, in the 2001 Entry Draft, Leclaire has gone 45-55-12 with a 2.82 goals-against average, .907 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 125 career games with the club. In 2007-08, he went 24-17-6 with a 2.25 goals-against average, .919 save percentage and nine shutouts in 54 games.
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