DECEMBER 31, 2021
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Justin Danforth on Injured Reserve and recalled defenseman Scott Harrington to the roster from the Cleveland Monsters, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Danforth, 28, suffered a medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain in his left knee on Thursday vs. Nashville and is expected to be sidelined approximately six weeks. He has recorded two goals and two assists for four points with 21 shots and 30 hits, while averaging 10:51 of ice time in 13 games with the Blue Jackets this season. The 5-8, 188-pound forward made his NHL debut on November 15 vs. Detroit and notched his first career goal a game later on November 18 at Arizona (Scott Wedgewood).
The Oshawa, Ontario native was signed by the Blue Jackets to a one-year contract on May 3, 2021. He has notched 6-6-12 and 16 penalty minutes in 29 career AHL games with the Monsters, Rochester Americans and Bridgeport Sound Tigers since making his pro debut in 2016-17, including 2-3-5 in eight games with Cleveland this season.
Harrington, 28, has collected 0-1-1 with four penalty minutes and four shots, while averaging 14:21 of ice time in six games with the Blue Jackets in 2021-22. He has registered 7-30-37 and 67 penalty minutes in 184 career games with the Blue Jackets since being acquired in a trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs on June 25, 2016.
The Kingston, Ontario native has recorded 7-31-38 and 75 penalty minutes in 209 career outings over eight seasons with the Blue Jackets, Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins since making his debut in 2014-15. He has added 8-31-39, 89 penalty minutes and a cumulative +31 plus/minus rating in 146 career AHL games, including skating in three contests with the Monsters this season. The 6-2, 204-pound blueliner was originally selected by the Penguins in the second round, 54th overall, at the 2011 NHL Draft.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Saturday when they host the Carolina Hurricanes. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 1 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live on Bally Sports Ohio with coverage beginning with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 12:30 p.m. ET. The game can also be heard on the Columbus Blue Jackets Radio Network, including 105.7 FM in Columbus.
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