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Blue Jackets place defenceman Hejda on injured reserve with sprained left knee

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Jan Hejda, who is expected to miss four-to-six weeks with a sprained left knee, has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to Oct. 13.

General manager Scott Howson announced the move Friday. Hejda was injured late in Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over Calgary when he collided with Flames forward Curtis Glencross. The Czech veteran has one assist in five games this season.

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The Blue Jackets host the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.