The 25-year-old Korpisalo has an impressive record of 17-10-4 this season for the Blue Jackets, who are fighting to stay alive in a tight Metropolitan Division. They currently sit six points behind the Carolina Hurricanes for the final Wild Card spot, and nine points behind the New York Islanders for the final divisional spot. Korpisalo has also posted a .913 save percentage and a 2.49 goals-against-average, but will now be replaced by Elvis Merlikins starting on Tuesday night against the Florida Panthers.
Elsewhere in the Eastern Conference, the first-place Boston Bruins sent defenseman Charlie McAvoy to injured reserve due to a lower-body injury. The team announced this move on Monday morning after they took a second straight game from the Buffalo Sabres Sunday night, giving them an Atlantic Division-leading 57 points. They are just two points behind the Washington Capitals for the NHL lead.
The injury to McAvoy occurred against the Capitals last week on a hit from T.J. Oshie. The team did not think the injury was serious at first, but after the defenseman sat two games, they recognized that a move had to be made. McAvoy is in his third NHL season, all of which have come with the Bruins, and has 13 assists so far this season. He has posted seven goals and over 20 assists in each of his first two seasons, but will look to get healthy for a team that will need him more come spring time, when they will be looking to return to the Stanley Cup Final.