Jackets place Skille on IR

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jack Skille (5) skates with the puck during the 3rd period of the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nationwide Arena.  

Jack Skille has been placed on injured reserve in a move the Columbus Blue Jackets announced Friday.

It is retroactive to Dec. 31 when the 26-year-old forward suffered an upper body injury at Colorado.

Skille has scored four goals and been credited with 14 hits in 12 games this season. He has a +2 rating.

A first-round draft pick of the Blackhawks in 2006, Skille also has two goals and an assist for the AHL Springfield Falcons this season.