By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Elvis Merzļikins on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. The move is retroactive to November 15th.
He is expected to miss several weeks with a hip injury. He suffered the injury in a 5-4 overtime win against the Philadelphia Flyers.
In a corresponding move, the Blue Jackets have called up Trey Fix-Wolansky.
Merzļikins allowed two goals in 32 minutes against the Flyers. He made 15 saves in the contest.
The game against the Flyers was his first contest since November 4th. He played nearly 60 minutes in a loss against the Colorado Avalanche.
He allowed five goals and made 30 saves in the loss.
Merzļikins has made nine appearances, including eight starts with the Blue Jackets this season. He has a 2-5 record.
He has made 229 saves in 265 shots against with 36 goals allowed.
In four seasons, all with the Blue Jackets, he has made 129 appearances, including 118 starts. He has a 50-49-20 record.
He has 3.00 goals against, including a 4.74 goals against average this season. He has a career .910 save percentage.
Merzļikins is the latest Blue Jackets player to be added to the injured list. The team is already without Patrik Laine, who is expected to miss another month with a sprained ankle.
Defenseman Zach Werenski is out with a shoulder injury. He will miss the rest of the season.
Defenseman Nick Blankenberg, forward Sean Kuralt, and Jakub Voráček are also out with injuries.© 2007-2023 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.