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Columbus F Calvert to miss six weeks after surgery

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Columbus F Calvert to miss six weeks after surgery

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Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Calvert handles the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues Friday, April 5, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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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