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Columbus Blue Jackets Activate Forward Derek Dorsett Off Injured Reserve; Place Defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen on Injured Reserve

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Derek Dorsett off Injured Reserve and placed defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen on Injured Reserve, club General Manager Scott Howson announced December 17. Dorsett, who has missed the past nine games, is expected to be in the lineup for tonight's game vs. the San Jose Sharks. Tollefsen will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday and is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.

Dorsett, 21, has registered one goal and one assist for two points and 63 penalty minutes, which ranks second on the club, in 12 games with the Blue Jackets this season. He has also tallied 1-5-6 and 35 penalty minutes in seven games with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.

Dorsett was Columbus' ninth pick, 189th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft. He spent the 2007-08 season with Syracuse, collecting 10-8-18, 289 penalty minutes and a +5 plus/minus rating in 64 games. He led the Crunch and ranked third in the AHL in penalty minutes. In three seasons with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League, the Kindersley, Saskatchewan native registered 49-79-128 and 593 penalty minutes with a cumulative plus/minus rating of +42 in 180 games from 2004-07.

Tollefsen, 24, has collected one assist and 31 penalty minutes in 12 games with the Blue Jackets this season. He has appeared in 138 career NHL games with the club, registering 4-6-10 with 267 penalty minutes since the 2005-06 season.

The Oslo, Norway native was Columbus' third pick, 65th overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft. After playing two seasons with Brandon of the Western Hockey League and two more with the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch, Tollefsen collected 2-3-5, 123 penalty minutes and was +2 in 70 games with the Blue Jackets as a rookie in 2006-07.

The Blue Jackets and Sharks meet tonight at Nationwide Arena at 7 p.m. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game also will be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station WWCD-FM, CD101 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for all home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, The Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can purchase tickets by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at and For information on season tickets, mini-plans or group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or 800-NHL-COLS.

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