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Blue Jackets place goaltender Elvis Merzlikins on IR

This season, Merzlikins has posted a 3-3-1 record with 2.81 goals-against average.
Credit: AP Photo/Jay LaPrete
Columbus Blue Jackets' Elvis Merzlikins plays against the Nashville Predators during an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins on injured reserve.

Merzlikins suffered an upper body injury on Feb. 20 against Nashville. The team says he is considered week-to-week.

This season, Merzlikins has posted a 3-3-1 record with 2.81 goals-against average.

With Merzlikins out, The Blue Jackets have recalled goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks to the roster from the club’s taxi squad.