Blue Jackets place Derek MacKenzie on injured reserve

Thursday, 11.28.2013 / 12:55 PM / News
By BlueJackets.com Staff

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Derek MacKenzie on Injured Reserve retroactive to November 22 due to a strained back suffered that night at Vancouver, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. He is eligible to return to action on Saturday, November 30.

MacKenzie, 31, has recorded 2-1-3 and nine penalty minutes in 22 appearances with Columbus this season. He has also dished out 66 hits and gone 89-for-164 in the faceoff circle (54.3%), giving him the second-best FO% on the team behind Brandon Dubinsky (55.9).

Originally selected by Atlanta in the fifth round, 128th overall, of the 1999 NHL Draft, MacKenzie has registered 24-32-56, 137 PIM and a +14 plus/minus rating in 258 career games with the Thrashers and Blue Jackets. He has also tallied 147-185-332, 567 PIM and a +40 rating in 550 career American Hockey League games with Chicago and Syracuse.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 2 2 1 0 3
M. Calvert 2 2 0 3 2
R. Johansen 2 1 1 -1 2
B. Dubinsky 2 0 2 0 2
D. Savard 2 0 2 1 2
B. Jenner 2 0 2 -1 2
D. MacKenzie 2 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 2 1 0 1 1
A. Anisimov 2 0 1 -1 1
C. Atkinson 2 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 1 1 0 .905 3.00
 
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