Matt Calvert has left the Blue Jackets' road trip and returned to Columbus after absorbing a big hit in the third period of the 5-4 shootout loss Saturday night to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The club is officially listing him as day-to-day with an upper-body injury. He won't play Monday when the Blue Jackets play the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden. At 4:52 of the third period, Calvert was sent sailing off his skates with a hard shoulder-to-shoulder check by Tampa Bay defenseman Dan Girardi, a blast that dislodged Calvert's helmet. He slammed into the boards in front of the Lightning bench.
Matt Calvert leaves Blue Jackets' road trip after absorbing big hit on Saturday
The Athletic | Nov 5