Jackets' Leclaire has arthroscopic knee surgery

Updated: December 28, 2006, 8:24 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Blue Jackets goalie Pascal Leclaire had arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday and is expected to be sidelined for about six weeks.

Pascal Leclaire

Leclaire sustained a hamstring injury Friday night against Vancouver after missing the previous five games with a sprained knee. The team placed Leclaire on injured reserve Tuesday and recalled goalie Ty Conklin from Syracuse of the AHL.

Leclaire is 6-12-2 with a 2.97 goals-against average in 21 games this season.

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