Jackets place Atkinson (shoulder) on IR, recall Collins

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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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