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Matt Calvert | Winger | #11

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 188
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (127) / CLM
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Matt Calvert (illness) is expected to play on Friday.
That's a pleasant surprise as Calvert was originally regarded as questionable for Friday and Saturday's contests. As it is, it looks like he'll return after only missing one game. Jan 12 - 4:15 PM

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Matt Calvert (illness) might miss the Blue Jackets' next two games.

Calvert will not travel with the Blue Jackets' to Florida for Friday's game against the Lightning and Saturday's contest against the Panthers. There's still enough time that he could join up with them before those games though, so nothing is set in stone yet. Calvert was a late scratch on Tuesday due to the illness and part of the motivation for keeping him grounded could be to simply avoid the disease from spreading further. "We’ve got a few guys fighting it," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said of the illness. "You get on that plane and it’s a bacteria machine."
Jan 11 - 4:38 AM

Matt Calvert will miss Tuesday's game against Carolina because of an illness.

Calvert and Sergei Bobrovsky are both out sick and they're considered day-to-day at this point. Calvert has five goals and two assists this season. Scott Harrington will be a healthy scratch for Columbus.
Jan 10 - 7:08 PM

Matt Calvert had a penalty filled night with 17 minutes Saturday.

Calvert was involved in a fight with Matt Dumba and five and a game misconduct at the 2:28 mark of the second. He took a minor penalty in the first, giving him 17 on the night. Calvert now has 35 penalty minutes with five goals and seven points as well as a plus-six rating. Not too bad for a bottom-six forward.
Jan 1 - 8:56 AM

Matt Calvert returned to the Columbus lineup Saturday after missing five games with an eye injury and concussion.

Calvert took 36 stitches to his eye and while that has healed nicely, the concussion issues forced him to be on the sidelines longer than he thought he would have to be but he did play two games before he left the lineup. "Midweek there after the second game (Nov. 21 against Colorado), I just wasn’t feeling good," Calvert said. "I think concussions have been a big thing across the league. If you’re not right, you should really tell your trainer. They handled it well and the doctor handled it great. I was in great hands and I’m feeling great right now. Sometimes symptoms don’t pop up until a few days after. I thought I was good, but then two games later I just wasn’t feeling great. I let them know. I went through the protocol and I just wasn’t myself, so I had to take some time off."
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 07:28:00 AM

Matt Calvert will skate on the third line against the Coyotes on Saturday.

Calvert is slated to pair to the left of William Karlsson and Josh Anderson, to make perhaps the most dynamic third line in the game. He has two goals and three points in 17 games this season.
Source: Jerry Brown
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 05:49:00 PM

Matt Calvert (upper body) has been taken off the injured reserve list.

Calvert spent five straight games on the sidelines, due to what might have been a head injury. He has two goals and three points in 17 contests this season.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Matt Calvert's upper-body issue appears to be a head injury.

Calvert was struck in the forehead in the puck on Nov. 18. He participated in two games after that before being sidelined. The good news is he's resumed off-ice workouts. This all sounds like Calvert has a concussion, but to be clear that's speculation.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 11:02:00 AM

Matt Calvert (upper body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

Calvert's move is retroactive to Nov. 21, so he won't play on Friday or Saturday. He has two goals and three points in 17 contests this season.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 10:01:00 AM

Matt Calvert (upper body) did not travel with the team to Tampa Bay for Friday's match.

He probably won't play against the Lightning and may not be available for Saturday's contest against the Florida Panthers either. Calvert is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, so the Blue Jackets will likely recall someone from the minors.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 06:34:00 PM

Matt Calvert will miss Wednesday's game with an upper-body injury.

He will have to wait a little longer to play in his 300th NHL contest. Calvert is listed as day-to-day.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 06:38:00 PM

Matt Calvert will play in his 300th NHL game Wednesday.

That's quite an accomplishment for the former fifth round pick in the 2008 Draft. He has no fantasy value as he has only two goals and three points in 17 games.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 10:22:00 AM

Matt Calvert could play on Sunday after taking 36 stitches to his forehead Friday.

The incident occurred in the second period but Calvert did return for the third period and managed a goal and a plus-three rating in a 4-2 win over the Rangers. Calvert has two goals and three points in 15 games with 12 penalty minutes this season.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 06:39:00 AM

Matt Calvert found himself on the top line Saturday.

The fourth line winger has played well in the first two games of the season so coach John Tortorella moved him off the fourth unit and replaced Boone Jenner on the top line. Calvert's new linemates were Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson while Jenner skated with Scott Hartnell and Josh Anderson. Alex Wennberg replaced Sam Gagner on the second unit with Brandon Saad and Nick Foligno on his wings. All-in-all, Tortorella is not waiting around for things to change this season and as per usual is being proactive and not reactive.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 07:12:00 AM

Matt Calvert scored a goal and an assist during Columbus' pre-season finale victory over Pittsburgh.

Calvert is entering his seventh season, and still has yet to reach the 30-point plateau. Until he reaches the 40-point plateau however, we wouldn't pay him much mind as a fantasy asset.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 05:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Alexander Wennberg
3William Karlsson
4Lukas Sedlak
LW1Boone Jenner
2Brandon Saad
3Scott Hartnell
4Matt Calvert
5Markus Hannikainen
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Nick Foligno
3Sam Gagner
4Josh Anderson
5David Clarkson
D1Seth Jones
2Ryan Murray
3Jack Johnson
4Zach Werenski
5David Savard
6Dalton Prout
7Scott Harrington
8Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Joonas Korpisalo