Blue Jackets activate forward Marian Gaborik off injured reserve

Wednesday, 02.26.2014 / 2:44 PM / News
By BlueJackets.com Staff

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Marian Gaborik off Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Gaborik has missed the past 22 games, as well as the Olympic Games, after sustaining a broken collarbone during a 6-3 home win over Philadelphia on December 21.

Gaborik, 32, has scored five goals and dished out seven assists for 12 points in 18 appearances with Columbus this season. In 787 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild, he has registered 341-345-686 and a plus/minus rating of +92. 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 has tallied 41-28-69 in 84 career international appearances.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday, February 27 when they visit the New Jersey Devils in a matchup of Metropolitan Division rivals. Game time from Prudential Center is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station WWCD 102.5 FM in Columbus and online at BlueJackets.com. The Blue Jackets return home on Saturday, March 1 to host the Florida Panthers for a 2 p.m. matinee game.

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
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M. Letestu 82 12 22 1 34
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