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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.

Neal said he didn't intend to injure Dorsett.

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

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