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Columbus Blue Jackets Activate Center Michael Peca Off Injured Reserve; Place Right Wing David Vyborny On Injured Reserve

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated center Michael Peca off Injured Reserve and have placed right wing David Vyborny on Injured Reserve, club General Manager Scott Howson announced January 3. Peca, who has been sidelined since December 23 and missed the past five games, is available to return to the lineup tonight when the Jackets visit the Los Angeles Kings.

Peca, 33, has appeared in 25 games for the Blue Jackets this season and has registered two goals and 12 assists for 14 points with 28 penalty minutes. A two-time winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward twice – 1996-97 with the Buffalo Sabres and 2001-02 with the New York Islanders – he has recorded 166-257-423 with 704 penalty minutes and has a cumulative plus/minus rating of +73 in 753 career games with the Vancouver Canucks, Sabres, Islanders, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets.

The Blue Jackets and Kings meet tonight at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Game time is set for 10:30 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101 beginning at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets to Blue Jackets home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line Team Store locations at The Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Chiller North and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, as well as all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at and For information on season and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.

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