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R.J. Umberger (shoulder) won't play Monday night in Game 6.

He has one assist in four games in Columbus' first-round series versus Pittsburgh. Consider him day-to-day for now. The Blue Jackets will be looking to avoid elimination in Monday's contest.

R. J. Umberger C PHI 5 Months

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that R.J. Umberger is expected to play on Monday after he suffered a shoulder injury in the third period Saturday.

Umberger ended the season as he missed the last three games with upper body injuries. He grabbed his shoulder after getting hit in the third period Saturday but did manage to return to action. "It's an ongoing issue," Umberger said. Stay tuned.

R. J. Umberger C PHI 5 Months

R.J. Umberger left Saturday's game in the third period but returned before the end of the game.

Umberger was not too happy as he appeared to be grabbing his shoulder but he was able to come back. Umberger missed the final three games of the regular season with upper body injuries and he is likely playing hurt in the playoffs. Stay tuned as Game 6 is in Columbus Monday.

R. J. Umberger C PHI 5 Months

The Blue Jackets' R.J. Umberger has a nasty welt around his left eye and a few stitches just below it.

He also has a bruised left hand, not to mention other upper-body ailments that kept him out of Game 1 of the Columbus-Pittsburgh, first-round playoff series. The bruised left hand is actually a really good thing, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Umberger hit the ice to block a shot by Pittsburgh's Olli Maatta early in overtime on Wednesday, the painful play that started the sequence that ended with Nick Foligno's game-winning goal. If Umberger hadn't gotten his left paw up to his face in time, Maatta's shot would have struck him in the left eye. "I still would have blocked the shot, but I'd still be in the hospital, probably," he said.

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R.J. Umberger replaced Jared Boll in the Columbus lineup on Saturday.

Umberger had been out with an upper body injury as he missed Game 1. Umberger was minus-one with nary a point in 15:39 minutes of action on Saturday.

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The return of right wing R.J. Umberger likely means a healthy scratch for fourth-liner Corey Tropp.

Umberger skated in practice Friday on the third line, with center Artem Anisimov and right wing Blake Comeau. That pushed Derek MacKenzie into Tropp's spot on the left side of the fourth line, with center Mark Letestu and right wing Jared Boll.

R. J. Umberger C PHI 5 Months

R.J. Umberger (upper body) will be available for Game 2 on Saturday.

Umberger missed the Blue Jackets' playoff opener due to the injury. He had 18 goals and 34 points in 74 contests in 2013-14.

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R.J. Umberger (upper body) is a possibility for Game 2 on Saturday.

Umberger won't be on the ice when the Blue Jackets' series against Pittsburgh starts on Wednesday. He had 18 goals and 34 points in 74 games this season.

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The Columbus Blue Jackets think R.J. Umberger (upper body) will return before the end of the first round.

Umberger won't participate in Game 1 though. He had 18 goals and 34 points in 74 contests this season.

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R.J. Umberger is now out indefinitely with an upper body injury.

Umberger was projected to miss at least a couple of weeks when the injury occurred a week ago but his status has now changed as the playoffs are set to begin. He had been a healthy scratch of late and will end the season with 34 points, including eight power play goals.