COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenceman James Wisniewski off injured reserve after he missed 14 games with a broken foot, and have placed centre Brandon Dubinsky on the list due to a left knee injury that has caused him to be out the last three games.
Wisniewski, who injured his foot blocking a shot on Feb. 24 at Chicago, has three goals (all on the power play) and six assists with two penalty minutes in 15 games this season.
Dubinsky was placed on the IR retroactive to March 22. He has one goal and eight assists in 19 games this season after being acquired in the blockbuster Rick Nash deal with the New York Rangers last summer.
Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.
— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals