• Won't play Saturday

    News: Matt Calvert is "banged up" and will not play in Saturday's exhibition against the Predators, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: The ailment doesn't seem overly serious, so Matt Calvert is likely being held out of Saturday's preseason contest as a precautionary measure. He isn't currently in any danger of missing the Blue Jackets' Oct. 9 regular-season opener against New York.
  • Leaves exhibition with injury

    News: Matt Calvert exited Friday's exhibition against the Sabres with an undisclosed injury, NHL.com's Rob Mixer reports.
    Analysis: Matt Calvert is reportedly just a little "banged up", so the ailment doesn't sound overly serious. He probably won't suit up for Saturday's preseason matchup with the Predators, but at this point in time the 25-year-old winger isn't in any danger of missing Columbus' Oct. 9 regular-season opener against the Rangers.
  • Blue Jackets Extend Calvert Three Years

    News: Matt Calvert re-signed Thursday with the Blue Jackets on a three-year, $6.6 million extension, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: The Blue Jackets were able to avoid arbitration with the restricted free agent and keep him in the fold with the club through the end of the 2017-18 season. Matt Calvert proved to be productive in a bottom-six role last season for the Jackets, netting a career-high 13 goals and adding 10 assists in 56 games. Assuming Columbus is able to avoid the rash of forward injuries that sunk its 2014-15 campaign, Calvert doesn't figure to see his role evolve.
  • Jackets' Calvert Notches Two Points In Win

    News: Matt Calvert scored his 13th goal of the season and had an assist in Friday's win over Buffalo.
    Analysis: Although he only has 23 points in 55 games, Matt Calvert is finishing the season on a high note, notching three goals and four points in his last four games. While he's currently skating on the fourth line, Calvert is surging right now, making of value in some deep leagues for the Jackets' regular-season finale Saturday against the Islanders.
  • Jackets' Calvert: Goals In Two Straight

    News: Matt Calvert tallied his 12th goal of the season in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers.
    Analysis: Matt Calvert evened things at 1-1 with his score late in the third period, which came when the forward forced a turnover by the Rangers' Ryan McDonagh. The goal gives giving him markers in two consecutive games, though he's only put three shots on net during that span. With only 21 points on the season, the minor spurt shouldn't be taken as a sign of production to come.
  • Blue Jackets' Calvert Activated

    News: Matt Calvert (concussion) was activated from IR on Tuesday.
    Analysis: Matt Calvert, who has missed the Blue Jackets' past 15 games due to a concussion, checks back into the lineup with 10 goals and 19 points to go along with 28 penalty minutes in 49 contests this season. He's on track to suit up Tuesday against New Jersey, likely on a line with Mark Letestu and Jeremy Morin.
  • Blue Jackets' Calvert Nears Return

    News: Matt Calvert (concussion) practiced fully Monday.
    Analysis: Matt Calvert, who has missed 15 games due to a concussion that he sustained on Feb. 26, skated on the the Blue Jackets' fourth line during practice Monday (along with Mark Letestu and Jared Boll) and could play as soon as Tuesday against New Jersey.
  • Jackets' Calvert (Concussion) Skates Monday

    News: Matt Calvert (concussion) returned to the ice Monday for the first time in a while, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: Matt Calvert will need to get in a few more practices and get cleared to return before rejoining the lineup, but he took another positive step forward Monday. If the progress continues, there's reason to believe he'll make it back before the end of the season.
  • Blue Jackets' Calvert Hopes To Practice Next Week

    News: Matt Calvert (concussion) is hoping to return to practice next week, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: Matt Calvert was ruled out indefinitely after suffering the concussion in late February, but seemed on track for a quick return before enduring a setback in mid March. It appears he's turned a corner since that time, but the volatile nature of head injuries makes him far from a safe bet to suit up in the near future. He'll likely attempt to skate on his own over the next few days with the hope that doctors will clear him to start practicing with the team.
  • Jackets' Calvert Suffers Setback

    News: Matt Calvert (concussion) took a step back in his recovery and remains without a timetable for a return, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: The Blue Jackets will likely bar Matt Calvert from skating for at least the next week until his concussion symptoms begin to dissipate. The volatile nature of head injuries makes it difficult to pinpoint a possible return date for Calvert, so it's certainly possible that he could be shut down for the season if he fails to notice much progress before the end of March.