The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed right wing Cam Atkinson on Injured Reserve retroactive to December 27 and recalled center Sean Collins from the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Atkinson, 25, suffered an upper body injury on December 27 against Boston and is expected to miss one to two weeks from the time of the injury. The Riverside, Connecticut native has registered eight goals and six assists for 14 points and eight penalty minutes in 33 games with the Blue Jackets this season. Columbus eighth pick, 157th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft, Atkinson has collected 45-41-86 and 44 penalty minutes in 174 career NHL games. He registered career highs in goals, points and games played with 21-19-40 and 18 penalty minutes in 79 games last season.
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