Columbus Blue Jackets has put on a defensive man Nick BlankenburgCenter Sean Coralie And the right wing Jacob Voracek The General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today the injured reserve. Voracek was placed in the injury reserve retroactively until November 4, while Kuraly is retroactively classified until November 5. Gavin Byetherand Marcus Bjork and David Jerichek To the list on emergency call from Cleveland Monsters, the subsidiary of the American Hockey League. In addition, a defender man Zach Ferensky He sustained a separate shoulder and tore a cleft in the 5-2 win over Philadelphia on Thursday and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season.
Blankenberg, 24, is expected to miss six to eight weeks due to a broken ankle and sprained ankle on Thursday. He has collected two goals and one assist for three points with four minutes of penalty kicks in seven games for the Blue Jackets this season. The born 5-9 and 177-pound Washington, Michigan native has totaled a 3-3-6 and six PIM in 14 competitions with the Blue Jackets since his NHL debut at the end of the 2021-22 season.
Coralie, 29, sustained an upper body injury on November 5th vs. Colorado and is considered day in and day out. He’s scored 2-2-4 with two PIM’s in 12 games with the Blue Jackets this season. The center weighed 6-2, 213 lbs. 16-18-34 and 63 PIM in 89 contests with Columbus since signing as a free agent on July 28, 2021. Born in Niagara Falls, New York, he scored 40-62-102 and 197 PIM at 359 Career match with Blue Jackets and Boston Bruins since his NHL debut in 2016-2017.
Voracek, 33, was discharged indefinitely with an upper body injury he sustained on November 4 in Colorado. The Kladno native, the Czech, collected 1-5-6 in 11 games with Columbus in 2022-23. He has hit 223-583-806 and 525 PIM in 1,058 NHL career games with the Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers since being selected by Columbus in the first round, seventh overall, in the 2007 NHL Draft. The winger’s weight record 6-2 and 216 lbs. 46-156-202 and 140 doubling points in 331 games during two stints with Columbus.
Bayreuther, 28, finished with a one-stroke and two blocked shots in 15:09 of icy time in his first appearance of the season against Boston on Oct. 28. The blueliner has posted 6-1, 196 pounds 3-11-14 and 39 PIM in 72 career games with the Blue Jackets and Dallas Stars since his NHL debut in 2018-19. He has amassed 1-8-9 and 29 PIM in 53 games for Columbus since signing him as a free agent on October 9, 2020. The Canaan, New Hampshire native has added 25-85-110 and 120 PIM in 221 career AHL games since his professional debut in 2016 -2017 and has 0-4-4 and two PIM in four games with Cleveland in 2022-23.
Bjork, 24, who signed a one-year entry contract with the Blue Jackets on May 24, 2022, leads the Monsters blueliners in goals and points (a tie) with 2-3-5 and four PIM’s in 11 competitions this season. He made 1-1-2 on his North American debut on October 14 against Syracuse. A native of Umea, Sweden, defensive player 6-4, 211 lbs. Recorded 17-47-64 and 98 PIM in 204 career games with Malmö, Orebro and Prenas IF in the Swedish Hockey League from 2018-22, including a 3-12-15 in 52 games in 2021-22.
Gereshk has scored four shots, five hits and four blocked shots in two games with the Blue Jackets this season. He became the second youngest defensive man to make his NHL debut in franchise history (Rostislav Klesla; 18 years, 200 days on October 7, 2000 against Chicago) when he wore a game against Boston on October 28 at 18 years, 334-days. Czechia, who weighs 6-4 and 199 pounds, has added 0-5-5 with two PIMs in six games with the Monsters this season. He was selected by the Blue Jackets in the first round, sixth overall, in the 2022 NHL Draft.