Wednesday, December 31, 2003
Updated: January 2, 11:18 AM ET
Wright returns to injured reserve
ESPN.com news services
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets gained the
services of defenseman Rostislav Klesla but lost those of right
wing Tyler Wright.
Klesla on Wednesday was activated from the injured reserve,
while Wright was placed on the IR with bruised ribs. Columbus
also recalled right wing Kent McDonell from the Syracuse Crunch
and assigned defenseman Jamie Pushor to its American Hockey
The 21-year-old Klesla missed the last 13 games with a MCL
sprain suffered on November 29 against the Washington Capitals.
Columbus' first draft pick, Klesla has five assists in 18 games
this season and 12 goals and 27 assists in 173 career contests.
Wright, who will be eligible to return on January 6, suffered
his injury in Monday's 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues. He
makes his second trip to the IR this season after missing six
games in October due to a hyperextended elbow.
The 29-year-old Wright has one goal, two assists and 14 penalty
minutes in 26 games this season. He is second on Blue Jackets'
all-time games played list with 249, recording 49 goals, 40
assists and 367 penalty minutes.
This is the second sting with the Blue Jackets this season for
McDonell, who tallied his first NHL goal on October 18 and also
collected an assist in 23 games from October 18-December 10.
Pushor was scoreless in seven games this season with Columbus.