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Blue Jackets place Klesla in injured reserve, activate Novotny

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets placed defenceman Rostislav Klesla on injured reserve Thursday and activated forward Jiri Novotny.

The team said Klesla was injured in Tuesday night’s 3-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche, but would not elaborate.

He was evaluated by team physicians and is expected to miss at least one week.

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Klesla has one goal and five assists in 23 games this season.

Novotny has been sidelined since Jan. 3 and missed the past 15 games. He has one goal and three assists on the season.