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Columbus Blue Jackets Activate Left Wing Fredrik Modin Off Injured Reserve; Assign Center Derek MacKenzie to Syracuse (AHL)

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated left wing Fredrik Modin off Injured Reserve and assigned center Derek MacKenzie to the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager Scott Howson announced December 12.

Modin, 35, was injured during a preseason game at Minnesota on September 18. Playing in his 13th season in the NHL, the Sundsvall, Sweden native has registered 220 goals and 221 assists for 441 points, 413 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +11 in 814 career games with the Blue Jackets, Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs.

MacKenzie, 28, tallied 1-3-4 and was +4 in 16 games with the Blue Jackets this season. He leads the club in plus/minus rating. In 62 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Atlanta Thrashers, he has collected 3-5-8 and 30 penalty minutes. The Sudbury, Ontario native has notched 3-6-9, 10 penalty minutes and is +4 in 11 games with the Crunch this season. He was originally Atlanta’s sixth pick, 128th overall, in the 1999 Entry Draft. In 514 career AHL games, he has tallied 133-161-294, 547 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +48 with Chicago and Syracuse.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Anaheim Ducks. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101, and online at

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