Calvert has missed the last seven games after suffering a shoulder injury on December 21. In 17 games this season he has recorded four goals and four assists. He will play on a line with Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson.
Matt Calvert could miss up to three weeks after suffering a sprained shoulder.
Calvert was injured in the second period of Saturday's game. He had recorded four goals and four assists in 17 games. This is a tough loss for the Blue Jackets who lose a high-engergy source along with their premiere sniper.
Calvert will play for the first time since October 10 after undergoing surgery on his abdomen. With Brandon Dubinsky and Marian Gaborik out, this is a small bright spot for the Blue Jackets. Calvert is an undersized pass-first forward who will play on the third line if Derek MacKenzie can't play, if he does Calvert suits up on the fourth line tonight.
Calvert (abdomen) is skating in a regular jersey at Blue Jackets practice.
Calvert has been sidelined since October 12 after having surgery to repair an abdominal tear. Skating in a regular sweater indicates that he is nearing a return. Monitor his status prior to Tuesday's contest vs. Washington. Calvert is an under-sized winger who has yet to make a splash in the NHL. He has 20 goals and 19 assists (39 points) in 100 career NHL games.
Calvert, who missed practice yesterday to rest a sore groin, is out.
Boone Jenner will replace Calvert on the Blue Jackets third line. Calvert has no points while averaging 15:25 TOI in the first three games. Consider him day-to-day, but he should be back Tuesday vs. Detroit.
Looks like Calvert / Brassard are out as scratches.
Calvert once again finds himself on the outside looking in. After scoring 11 goals in 42 games last year he has no goals through 13, adding only three assists. The Blue Jackets must feel that if he's not contributing on the box score they would rather put a checker in the lineup.
Through four games with the Springfield Falcons, Calvert failed to post a point. While coach Scott Arniel originally sent him down to keep him in a winning environment it appears the Manitoba native is due for a sophomore slump.
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned forward Matt Calvert to the Springfield Falcons, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced October 17.
Calvert will be sent down in order to protect him from the losing environment in Columbus. Last season he proved himself NHL ready by scoring 11 goals in 42 games. Through five games this season he only registered one assist while playing on the third and fourth line.
Calvert's injury is not expected to keep him out too much longer.
Calvert should be back in the lineup before the end of preseason. Last season, he impressed by scoring 11 goals in 42 games with the Blue Jackets. The team will expect him to approach 20 goals in his sophomore season, playing a solid two-way game on the second line.