COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Boone Jenner and Sam Vigneault off the Injured/Non-Roster list and assigned Vigneault and forward Markus Hannikainen to the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Jenner, 24, has been sidelined since prior to training camp. He has registered 73 goals and 56 assists for 129 points with 186 penalty minutes and an even plus/minus rating in 267 career games with Columbus, including 18-16-34, 52 penalty minutes and a +14 plus/minus rating in 82 games during the 2016-17 season. He played in 175 consecutive games before missing the first seven games of this season.
The Dorchester, Ontario native was selected by the Blue Jackets in the second round, 37th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft. One of the club's alternate captains, he set career highs in goals, assists, points and penalty minutes in 2015-16 when he collected 30-19-49 and 77 penalty minutes in 82 games. In 11 career playoff games, he has tallied 5-3-8 and 18 penalty minutes.
Vigneault, 22, who was injured during training camp, joined the organization as a free agent last March after spending three seasons at Clarkson University. He tallied 30-45-75, 79 penalty minutes and was +5 in 106 career NCAA games. The 6-5, 203-pound native of Baie-Comeau, Quebec joined the Monsters late last season and collected 1-4-5 and eight penalty minutes in 16 contests.
Hannikainen, 24, was held without a point in three games with the Blue Jackets this season after picking up 1-1-2 and six penalty minutes in 10 games with the club in 2016-17. He spent most of last season with Cleveland, tallying 19-18-37, 22 penalty minutes and a +6 plus/minus rating. The Helsinki, Finland native has 26-31-57 and 42 penalty minutes in 107 career AHL games and helped the Monsters capture the 2016 Calder Cup championship.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Saturday when they host the Los Angeles Kings at Nationwide Arena. Game time is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including 97.1 The Fan and online at BlueJackets.com.