NHL notes: Jackets' Carter fractures foot

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:31 PM ET

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jeff Carter will likely miss Tuesday's game with a hairline fracture in the top of his right foot.

Carter, acquired in the off-season in a blockbuster deal with the Philadelphia Flyers, was hurt in Saturday's loss to the Dallas Stars, according to the Columbus Post-Dispatch.

The good news for the Jackets is that the injury isn't expected to keep Carter out for long. The Jackets have struggled to produce offence in the early going, scoring just 10 goals while going 0-4-1.

Expected to produce alongside Rick Nash in Columbus, Carter has managed just three assists in five games. Two of those came in an opening-night loss to Nashville.

DOUGHTY ON IR

The Los Angeles Kings put defenceman Drew Doughty on injured reserve Sunday due to an upper-body injury.

Doughty was hurt after being hit by Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo in the first period of Saturday's game and is expected to be out for 7-10 days. The Kings have not confirmed what the injury to Doughty is but said it is not a concussion.

To fill Doughty's spot on the roster, the Kings called up Russian defenceman Slava Voynov from Manchester of the AHL. Voynov, a former second-round pick who has not played in the NHL, has a goal and assist in two games with Manchester this season.

MAROON CALLED UP

The Anaheim Ducks called up winger Patrick Marron from Syracuse of the AHL after losing veteran forward Jason Blake for at least three months.

Blake was hurt Friday night when he was accidentally cut by the skate blade of San Jose Sharks defenceman Brent Burns. Blake suffered tendon damage above his left wrist on the play and is scheduled to have surgery Monday.

Maroon, who had 48 points in 57 games with Syracuse last season, has never played an NHL game. The 6-foot-4 forward was acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers last year.


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