Blue Jackets Activate Defenseman Bryan Berard Off Injured Reserve
Missed the last seven games due to a lower back injury
Berard has missed the past seven games due to a lower back injury. In 32 games this season he has recorded 6-13-19 with five power-play goals and one game-winning goal, ranking T-19th in goals by a defenseman. Berard leads the Blue Jackets with 94 shots on goal and ranks second on the team in average ice time (22:46). A free agent signing by the Blue Jackets this summer, Berard has scored 65-220-285 with 31 power-play goals and 10 game-winning goals in 542 career NHL games.
The Blue Jackets open a three-game West Coast road trip tonight when they travel to face the San Jose Sharks. Game time is set for 10:30 p.m. ET. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station WWCD-FM, CD101.