Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek Dorsett placed on injured reserve

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Derek Dorsett on injured reserve retroactive to Thursday.

General manager Scott Howson made the announcement Monday.

Dorsett was injured Thursday in a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars when he was hit from behind by Stars forward James Neal.

Dorsett was dazed after striking his head on the boards, and Neal was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct. The NHL suspended him for two games and he must forfeit US$8,515 in salary, with the money going to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Neal said he didn’t intend to injure Dorsett.

Dorsett has one goal and three assists in 18 games this season.