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Blue Jackets put Klesla on IR @NHL

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -The Columbus Blue Jackets placed defenseman Rostislav Klesla on injured reserve on Wednesday because of an ankle injury.

Klesla has missed the last two games and will likely miss at least one more with what coach Ken Hitchcock called a high ankle sprain he sustained in Friday's 6-1 win at Buffalo.

A player on IR is ineligible to compete in games for at least a week.

Klesla has one goal and two assists with eight penalty minutes in 11 games with the Blue Jackets this season. The club's first pick and fourth overall in the 2000 draft has 36 goals and 73 assists in 421 career games, all with Columbus.

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