Columbus also added left wing Joakim Lindstrom and center Andrew
Murray on emergency recall from its American Hockey League
affiliate in Syracuse, N.Y.
Malhotra was placed on the injured reserve list retroactive to
Dec. 12 due to a knee injury. Peca has lingering effects of a blow
to the head suffered against Nashville on Dec. 23.
Lindstrom has a goal in three games with Columbus this season,
picking up his second career NHL goal against Colorado on Dec. 5.
Murray has 13 goals and two assists in 34 games with
Syracuse this season.
A player on injured reserve is ineligible to compete in games
for at least a week.