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Blue Jackets' Joonas Korpisalo to miss 4-6 weeks after knee surgery

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo will be sidelined four to six weeks following surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee after getting injured during a 3-2 shootout loss to Chicago on Sunday night.

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Blue Jackets' starting goalie Joonas Korpisalo could miss up to six weeks of game action following surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo will be sidelined four to six weeks with a knee injury.

The team said Tuesday the 25-year-old Finn had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. He was hurt during a shootout in a 3-2 loss to Chicago on Sunday night.

WATCH | Korpisalo injured during the shootout:

Joonas Korpisalo was injured after unsuccessfully trying to stop the first round overtime shot from Jonathan Toews, as the Columbus Blue Jackets fell to the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in the shootout. 1:27

Korpisalo started slowly this season but has been stellar in the past month. He was selected to participate in the NHL all-star game on Jan. 25 in St. Louis, but the injury likely will prevent that.

The Blue Jackets were expected to start rookie Elvis Merzlikins in goal Tuesday night against Florida. On Monday, the team brought up rookie goalie Matiss Kivlenieks from Cleveland of the American Hockey League.

Korpisalo joins at least eight teammates who are sidelined with injuries. He was hurt trying to stop a shot from Chicago's Jonathan Toews in the first round of the shootout.

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