Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
 

Blue Jackets activate Marian Gaborik and James Wisniewski off injured reserve

Friday, 12.20.2013 / 4:05 PM / News
By BlueJackets.com Staff
X
Share with your Friends


Blue Jackets activate Marian Gaborik and James Wisniewski off injured reserve
The Blue Jackets have activated James Wisniewski and Marian Gaborik off injured reserve.

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Marian Gaborik and defenseman James Wisniewski off Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Both players are expected to return to action when Columbus hosts the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday at Nationwide Arena.

Gaborik, 31, has missed the past 17 games with a knee injury. He has scored five goals and dished out six assists for 11 points in 17 appearances with Columbus this season. In 786 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild, he has registered 341-344-685 and a plus/minus rating of +91. He has scored 40 or more goals in a season on three occasions, 2007-08, 2009-10 and 2011-12.

A native of Trencin, Slovakia, Gaborik has represented his country at several international tournaments including the Olympic Games (2006 & 2010), IIHF World Championships (2001, 2004, 2005 & 2007), the World Cup of Hockey (2004), IIHF World Junior Championships (1999 - Bronze & 2000), IIHF World U18 Championships (1999 & 2000) and IIHF European Junior Championships (1998). He was acquired by the Jackets in a trade with the Rangers on April 5, 2013.

Wisniewski, 29, has missed the past six games with an upper body injury. He currently leads all Columbus defensemen in scoring with 2-16-18 and his eight power play assists is the highest total on the team overall. A native of Canton, Michigan, Wisniewski has recorded 40-167-207 in 435 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Canadiens, Islanders, Ducks and Blackhawks. Columbus acquired his rights in a trade with Montreal on June 29, 2011.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Saturday when they host the Philadelphia Flyers at Nationwide Arena. Game time is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan, and online at BlueJackets.com.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL
 
 
Columbusbluejackets.com is the official Web site of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Columbus Blue Jackets and columbusbluejackets.com are trademarks of The Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey Club.  NHL and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and NHL Conference logos are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P.  Copyright © 2009 Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey Club and the National Hockey League.  All Rights Reserved. View the Columbus Blue Jackets Privacy Policy AdChoices NHL.com Terms of Service
Please use the feedback form if you have any recommendations or comments.