Fredrik Norrena has taken over as the starter with Brian Boucher, recently claimed off waivers from Chicago, as his backup.
Leclaire had surgery Dec. 28 to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. He re-aggravated the injury last month and was placed on injured reserve because of stiffness and swelling in the knee. The team said Thursday Leclaire won’t play again this season.
Leclaire, who entered this season as Columbus’ top goaltender, was 6-15-2 with a 2.97 goals-against average.