News: The Blue Jackets have signed Matt Calvert (finger) to a two-year extension, NHL.com reports.
Analysis:Matt Calvert brings a two-way game and grit the Jackets like, and has recorded nine goals and 16 points along with 32 penalty minutes in 42 games to date. He is currently day-to-day with a broken finger.
Blue Jackets' Calvert (Finger) Does Not Practice Saturday
News:Matt Calvert (finger) did not practice Saturday, the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports.
Analysis:Matt Calvert broke his finger Thursday and may be in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Sharks.
News:Matt Calvert suffered a broken finger in Thursday's loss to the Kings, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
Analysis:Matt Calvert broke his finger in the second period and could not return to the game on Thursday. The team did not specify how long he will be out only that it will be a "little while," according to coach Todd Richards. This a tough turn of event for the Blue Jackets as they are hanging onto a two-point lead for the last spot in the playoffs. Check back after further evaluation on Calvert to see his exact timetable for return.
News:Matt Calvert notched an assist in Friday's 4-1 win over the Blues.
Analysis: He's now got four goals and eight points in his last 10 games, and has put himself firmly in the scoring line picture for the surging Blue Jackets who are now just two points out of eighth place in the Western Conference. Matt Calvert should remain a decent fantasy option down the stretch.
News:Matt Calvert picked up a goal and an assist Thursday against Pekka Rinne and the Predators, giving him five points in his last four games.
Analysis: He's on a nice little role for Columbus and getting consistent second-line minutes -- 15:50 on Thursday, his sixth straight game over 15 minutes. The increase in ice is coming with a not-unexpected increase in production, as Matt Calvert's always put up decent points when given minutes.
News:Matt Calvert scored a shorthanded goal in Saturday's loss to St. Louis.
Analysis: This tally isn't likely to affect many fantasy leagues' standings, as Matt Calvert has just five points all season.
News:Matt Calvert picked up his very first point of the year Thursday in a loss to Calgary, scoring a game-tying first-period goal.
Analysis: He'd been off to a brutal start, putting up a minus-8 rating with just eight shots in seven games while averaging 11:15 in ice time. Matt Calvert played a bit more in this one -- 12:49 -- but he was much more active, picking up three hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in addition to his goal on two shots.
News: The Blue Jackets have activated Matt Calvert (lower body) off of IR, the Blue Jackets' official site reports.
Analysis:Matt Calvert, who has missed Columbus' last three games, is scoreless in six games this season, recording a minus-6 rating in the process.
News:Matt Calvert (lower body) practiced briefly Monday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis:Matt Calvert was only on the ice for part of practice and remains questionable for Tuesday's game against the Kings. Calvert's participation in Tuesday morning's practice will give us a better idea if he will be able to play.
Jackets' Calvert (Lower Body) Placed On Injured Reserve
News:Matt Calvert (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
Analysis:Matt Calvert was scratched from Tuesday's game after missing morning skate with the lower body injury, which could keep him out for the next few games. Jonathan Audy-Marchessault was recalled from AHL Springfield to provide some addition depth.
News:Matt Calvert didn't play Tuesday due to a suspected lower body injury, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: He didn't make it through the morning skate and got scratched in favor of Derek MacKenzie. Matt Calvert hasn't done much to second a spot on one of the top lines in Cam Atkinson's absence, and may find himself back in the press box even when he does get healthy.
News:Matt Calvert was recalled from Springfield of the AHL and skated on the fourth line with Derek MacKenzie and Jared Boll during Monday's practice, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis:Matt Calvert had scored 10 goals and 21 points in 34 games with Springfield during the lockout. Calvert's shown offensive upside at the NHL level when granted playing time before, but he's unlikely to crack the Jackets' top six.
News: The Blue Jackets have reassigned Matt Calvert to AHL Springfield, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: The 21-year-old winger has appeared in 13 games for Columbus this season and has recorded three points (assists). The numbers are down from last year where he recorded 20 points (11 G, 9 A) in just 42 games with the club. He'll be back in Springfield for now, but he could be recalled again down the road in the event of an injury.
News: The Blue Jackets recalled Matt Calvert from AHL Springfield on Friday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: The Jackets send down David Savard and Maksim Mayorov. Matt Calvert didn't record a point in four AHL games but does have an assist and a positive +/- in five games with Columbus this season. The young winger recorded 20 points (11G, 9A) in 42 games last season and could be equally as productive if he gets the playing time.
News:Matt Calvert was sent to Springfield (AHL) on Monday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: No word yet regarding his replacement, but it's unlikely that Tomas Kubalik will get the call as he's been banged up with the Falcons recently.
News:Matt Calvert (mouth) skated with the team Sunday and said he will play Monday against Vancouver, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Minnesota forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard hit Matt Calvert with a high-stick during the second period of the Wild's 4-2 win Saturday. The hit knocked out one of Calvert's front teeth and parts of two others. Despite the injury, Calvert had his lip stitched up and returned to the game. "I'm good to go," Calvert said. "I came back in [Saturday] and I felt better after it happened. I was fired up." Bouchard was suspended two games for the high-stick.
News:Matt Calvert (groin) returned to practice Sunday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: He'll likely work on the team's third line to open the season, and it sounds like this injury won't be a factor for him when the regular season gets underway this week.
News:Matt Calvert (groin) skated on his own during Wednesday's practice, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: He's not expected to play in the Jackets' final two exhibition games, but hasn't been ruled out for opening night.
News:Matt Calvert is dealing with a groin injury, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis:Matt Calvert skated by himself, and with precaution, Sunday. He had 11 goals and nine assists in 42 games with Columbus as a rookie, including a hat trick. Calvert could play an extended role this season if he can remain healthy. Keep an eye on his progress.
News: Calvert registered a pair of assists during the Jackets' 4-3 OT loss to the Capitals on Thursday.
Analysis: The helpers give Calvert 19 points in 36 games so far this season, not a bad showing for a rookie. He could be a late-round sleeper candidate in next year's fantasy drafts. Keep an eye on him.
News: Calvert notched a hat trick and added an assist in Columbus' 5-3 win over Phoenix on Friday.
Analysis: The rookie winger is off to a solid start to his NHL career with nine goals and four assists in 20 games. Calvert now has goals in four of his last five games.
News: Calvert had his first career multi-point game in Friday's victory of Chicago.
Analysis: He only played 8:53 in the win, but we have to think that contributions like this will pave the way to more playing time for the youngster. Don't be surprised if Calvert's role grows down the stretch as the Jackets make their playoff push.
News: Calvert took a regular shift on the second line Friday, picking up an assist on Antoine Vermette's first period goal.
Analysis: Kristian Huselius was a healthy scratch, and the Blue Jackets won the game, so we'd imagine Calvert will stick on the line in the short term at least. The rookie now has three points in his last four games and might be worth a look.
News: Calvert practiced with the second power play unit on Thursday, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: He bumped Kris Huselius off the unit, and coach Scott Arniel indicated that Calvert will start receiving a regular shift with the man advantage. "He's going to get some power-play time," Arniel said. "We want to get a feel for it. He got some time the other night (vs. Chicago). We're trying to find some ice time for him, and that's an area we can look at." That's still not enough to make you rush out and nab Calvert off the waiver wire, but keep an eye on him just in case.
News: Calvert has been called up by the Blue Jackets, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: His role in Columbus will likely be limited to fourth-line duty. As a result, there's just not much to get excited about here.
News: Calvert was struck in the foot by a Sheldon Souray shot during an AHL contest Thursday night, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: While the injury initially looked troubling, there are no broken bones in Calvert's foot and he is expected to continue to play in this weekend's AHL games before returning to Columbus on Monday.
News: The Blue Jackets assigned Calvert to AHL Springfield on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Calvert appeared in nine games with Columbus since being recalled on Jan. 6, recording two goals and one assist. He could be back again this season if the Jackets find themselves in need of some fourth-line help, perhaps even soon after the All-Star break.
News: Calvert scored his first NHL goal in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Kings.
Analysis: If he can get on a roll he may creep up the depth chart, but for now he's just a fourth line player who sees occasional duty on a weak Columbus power play unit.
News: Calvert played nearly 10 minutes on the fourth line in his NHL debut Friday, including time on the second power play unit.
Analysis: He was held off the scoresheet as the Blue Jackets were shut out by the Ducks, and the Columbus PP unit is too ineffective to make Calvert even a speculative fantasy pickup right now.
News: The Blue Jackets recalled Calvert on Thursday, the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports.
Analysis: He replaces the injured Ethan Moreau, who was placed on injured reserve. Calvert led AHL Springfield with 13 goals and 11 assists in 35 games this season and will likely make his NHL debut Friday against the Ducks.
News: The Blue Jackets have signed LW Matt Calvert to a three-year entry level contract.
Analysis: Calvert, a fifth-round pick 2008, has exploded to prominence in the WHL this season with 99 points in 68 games. He is likely still a couple of years away from making an impact in Columbus and has no Fantasy value at this time.