Jackets’ Wennberg remains in Vancouver as Columbus visits Calgary

The Columbus Blue Jackets will have forwards Boone Jenner and Jeremy Morin in the lineup tonight when they visit the Calgary Flames this afternoon.

The news isn’t as good for center Alexander Wennberg.

Wennberg arrived at the team’s practice in Vancouver on Friday with a swollen, infected hand and was told to remain in Vancouver as the team travelled to Calgary.

The 20-year-old has three goals and 16 points in 61 games this season with the Jackets.

According Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, Jackets’ coach Todd Richards said Wennberg suffered a cut recently that required stitches, and the wound has become infected.

Jenner, who has six goals and six assists in 20 games this season, has missed 40 games due to a stress fracture in his back.

Morin, 23, missed 25 games due to an upper body injury. He has a goal and three points in 17 games with Columbus this season.

In a separate transaction the club reassigned Ryan Craig to the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons.

Columbus won its only other meeting with Calgary 3-2 on Oct. 17.

The Flames enter Saturday’s action with a one-point lead on the L.A. Kings for the third seed in the Pacific Division.

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