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Blue Jackets' Johnson says he's playing vs. Oilers

Tuesday, 03.05.2013 / 10:52 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Blue Jackets' Johnson says he's playing vs. Oilers

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson told the Columbus Dispatch he will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Edmonton Oilers.

Johnson has missed the previous four games with an upper-body injury.

Johnson has eight points in 18 games, and is fourth in the League with 26:13 of ice time per game.

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