Defenseman Rostislav Klesla placed on Injured Reserve
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Blue Jackets Make Several Roster Moves Prior To Season Opener
Defenseman Rostislav Klesla placed on Injured Reserve

Monday, 10.3.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Blue Jackets Make Several Roster Moves Prior To Season Opener
Defenseman Rostislav Klesla placed on Injured Reserve<\/span>

The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned right wing Joe Motzko and defensemen Aaron Johnson and Ole-Kristian Tollefsen to the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, and designated center Mark Hartigan for assignment to Syracuse, club President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today. In addition, goaltender Tomas Popperle has returned to Sparta Praha of the Czech Elite League.

The Blue Jackets also announced the club has placed defenseman Rostislav Klesla on Injured Reserve due to a stress fracture of his right leg, which was diagnosed on Sept. 26. He is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Columbus begins its fifth NHL campaign on Wednesday at 7 p.m. against the Washington Capitals at the MCI Center. The Blue Jackets play their home opener on, Oct. 7 against the defending Western Conference champion Calgary Flames. Game time at Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. Both games will be televised live on FSN Ohio beginning at 6:30 p.m. with IceBreaker, a 30-minute pre-game show. is the official Web site of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Columbus Blue Jackets and are trademarks of The Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey Club.  NHL and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and NHL Conference logos are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P.  Copyright © 2016 Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey Club and the National Hockey League.  All Rights Reserved. View the Columbus Blue Jackets Privacy Policy AdChoices Terms of Service
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