DECEMBER 10, 2021
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed defenseman Adam Boqvist on Injured Reserve retroactive to December 9 and recalled defenseman Jake Christiansen from the Cleveland Monsters, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Boqvist, 21, suffered an upper body injury in Thursday’s game vs. Anaheim and is expected to miss at least a week. He has posted six goals and three assists for nine points with two penalty minutes in 18 games in his first season with the Blue Jackets in 2021-22. The Falun, Sweden native ranks fifth-T among NHL blueliners in goals this season and leads League defensemen in goals and ranks sixth-T in points since Nov. 24 with 5-3-8 in nine games.
The 6-0, 189-pound defenseman was acquired by the Blue Jackets in a trade from the Blackhawks on July 23, 2021. Originally drafted by Chicago in the first round, eighth overall, at the 2018 NHL Draft, he has registered 12-26-38 and 22 penalty minutes in 94 career contests with the Blue Jackets and Blackhawks since making his NHL debut in 2019-20.
Christiansen, 22, who signed a three-year, entry level contract with Columbus on Mar. 4, 2020, has posted 5-13-18, 17 penalty minutes and 62 shots in 21 appearances with Cleveland this season. He leads league blueliners in goals (tied) and shots and ranks second in points and third in assists. The 6-0, 186-pound defenseman has recorded 8-25-33 and 31 penalty minutes in 58 career AHL games with the Monsters and Stockton Heat since making his pro debut in 2019-20.
A native of West Vancouver, British Columbia, Christiansen totaled 50-102-152, 114 penalty minutes, 18 power play goals and a cumulative +84 plus/minus rating in 297 career games with the Everett Silvertips in the Western Hockey League from 2015-20. He was named to the WHL’s Second All-Star Team after leading league defensemen in goals and points-per-game (1.32) and ranking third-T in power play goals with 22-28-50, 35 penalty minutes and seven power play tallies in 38 appearances with the Silvertips in 2019-20.
The Blue Jackets return to action Saturday when they visit the expansion Seattle Kraken. Game time from Climate Pledge Arena is 10 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on Bally Sports Ohio and streamed on the Bally Sports app. Coverage begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 9:30 p.m. ET. The game may also be heard on the Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 FM in Columbus.
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