The Columbus Blue Jackets could be without forward Cam Atkinson for upto to weeks after he suffered a reported shoulder injury in Saturday’s 6-2 win over the Boston Bruins.
The club announced Tuesday that Atkinson has been placed on injured reserve.
Columbus has recalled Sean Collins from the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League in Atkinson’s absence.
Collins, who appeared in two games with Columbus earlier this season, has 10 goals and 19 points in 28 AHL games this season.
The 26-year-old was the Blue Jackets’ seventh round pick (187th overall) at the 2008 NHL Draft.
Collins has one assist and six penalty minutes to go along with a minus-2 rating in 13 career games with the Jackets.
Columbus is back in action Wednesday when they play host to the Minnesota Wild.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets placed tough guy Jared Boll on the injured reserve on Tuesday because of a bruised foot, according to Rob Mixer of the team’s Web site. It’s retroactive to Nov. 22 and he’s eligible to return on Nov. 30.
The 27-year-old crossed the 1,000 PIM mark – all with Columbus – thanks to 38 in 21 games this season. Amazingly, it’s his feet that are causing him issues.
Mixer reports that Sean Collins was recalled from the AHL and is expected to play against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday.
Sean Collins’ brief stint in the NHL is over. The Columbus Blue Jackets have announced that the 24-year-old forward has been returned to AHL Springfield and Jack Skille will fill the vacated roster spot.
Skille was taken by the Chicago Blackhawks with the seventh overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, but he wasn’t able to firmly establish himself with the squad. Eventually Chicago traded him to the Florida Panthers in a deal that also involved Michael Frolik joining the Blackhawks. Skille scored eight goals and 24 points in 99 games over parts of three seasons with Florida.
The 26-year-old forward was a restricted free agent this summer and inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Collins is in his second full campaign as a pro after spending four seasons with Cornell University. He had 11 goals and 31 points in 64 AHL games in 2012-13.