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Blue Jackets activate forward David Clarkson off injured reserve

by Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated right wing David Clarkson off Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Clarkson has missed the past 16 games due to a back injury suffered in a 5-2 win at San Jose on November 3.

Clarkson, 31, has recorded an assist and nine penalty minutes in eight games this season. The Toronto, Ontario native has posted 112-85-197 and 978 penalty minutes in 555 career games with the Blue Jackets, Toronto Maple Leafs and New Jersey Devils in 11 NHL seasons, including 0-1-1 and 25 penalty minutes in 11 games with the Jackets since being acquired via trade from the Maple Leafs on February 26, 2015.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they visit the Winnipeg Jets. Game time from MTS Centre is 8 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 7:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan, and online at

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