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Columbus Blue Jackets place goalie Joonas Korpisalo on injured reserve

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Nov 12, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; The shot from Washington Capitals right wing Garnet Hathaway (21) (not pictured) slides under the pad of Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo (70) for a goal during the second period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; The shot from Washington Capitals right wing Garnet Hathaway (21) (not pictured) slides under the pad of Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo (70) for a goal during the second period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

The Columbus Blue Jackets placed goaltender Joonas Korpisalo on injured reserve as he remains sidelined with a non-COVID illness.

The move is retroactive to Wednesday.

Korpisalo, 27, has played in eight games (seven starts) this season and has a 3-4-0 record. He has a career-high 3.95 goals-against average and a career-low .885 save percentage.

A member of the Blue Jackets since the 2015-16 season, Korpisalo has a 72-60-21 record with a 2.95 goals-against average, .904 save percentage and three shutouts in 168 career games with the Blue Jackets.

Elvis Merzlikins is the starter for the Blue Jackets. He has a 9-4-0 record, 2.61 GAA and .923 save percentage on the season.

The Blue Jackets next play Saturday against the host Washington Capitals.

–Field Level Media