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Blue Jackets' Matt Calvert undergoes surgery, out six weeks

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Matt Calvert had yet to register a point during three games with the Blue Jackets this season.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Matt Calvert has undergone surgery to repair an abdominal injury, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced on Tuesday.

The surgery was performed by Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia. Calvert is expected to be out for approximately six weeks.

The 23-year-old Calvert played in three games this season before the injury. He has 20 goals and 19 assists in 100 career NHL games, all with the Blue Jackets. Columbus selected the 5-foot-11, 187-pound left winger in the 2008 fifth round.

He was an important forechecker for the Blue Jackets a year ago as they made a run at the playoffs.

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