COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -The Columbus Blue Jackets assigned forward Stefan Legein and forward Nikita Filatov to the club's AHL affiliate in Syracuse.
The Blue Jackets also placed forward Jiri Novotny on injured reserve Tuesday and activated defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen.
Legein was Columbus' second pick in the 2007 draft. After helping Canada win the 2008 World Juniors and having a productive season at Niagara of the Ontario Hockey League, he told the Blue Jackets last summer he was quitting hockey because he had lost the desire to play.
The 20-year-old Legein has since said he made a mistake and wants to prove himself to the Blue Jackets organization.
The 18-year-old Filatov was the sixth overall pick in last summer's draft. He had eight goals and three assists in seven games as Russia's captain at the 2009 World Juniors.
Novotny is expected to be out at least a week with an upper-body injury. He has a goal and three assists in 25 games this season with Columbus. In 173 career NHL games, he has 17 goals and 31 assists.
Tollefsen has been on the injured list since Dec. 17 after arthroscopic knee surgery. He has one assist in 12 games this season, and four goals and six assists in 138 career NHL games.