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National Hockey League roundup


(The Sports Xchange) – The Columbus Blue Jackets activated left winger Matt Calvert off injured reserve and placed defenseman Ryan Murray on IR, the team announced Saturday.

Calvert, 27, has missed the past 12 games with an upper-body injury suffered on Nov. 4 at Tampa Bay. He has three goals, five assists and nine penalty minutes, while averaging 15:25 in ice time per game in 14 outings this season.

Selected by Columbus in the fifth round of the 2008 NHL draft, Calvert owns 133 points (66 goals, 67 assists) and 249 penalty minutes in 361 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets.

Murray, 24, is day-to-day with an upper-body injury suffered on Nov. 27 at Montreal. He has missed the last two games and the injured reserve move is retroactive to Nov. 27.

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The Buffalo Sabres recalled forward Hudson Fasching from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.

Fasching, 22, joins the Sabres for the first time this season after recording one goal and two assists in 17 games for the team during the last two seasons.

The 6-foot-3, 204-pound Fasching, a native of Milwaukee playing in his second AHL season, has nine points and is tied for the Rochester team lead with six goals.

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The Dallas Stars recalled left winger Curtis McKenzie from the Texas Stars of the AHL.

McKenzie, 26, has 19 points (10 goals, nine assists) in 19 games for Texas this season. He leads the team in goals, which are tied for 11th in the AHL. He also leads the team with 68 shots.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound native of Golden, British Columbia, was originally selected by Dallas in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL draft.

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