Blue Jackets activate F Jenner

Oct 20, 2017 - 7:43 PM The Columbus Blue Jackets activated forwards Boone Jenner and Sam Vigneault off injured reserve on Friday.

To make room on the active roster, the Jackets assigned Vigneault and forward Markus Hannikainen to the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League.

Jenner, 24, has been sidelined since prior to training camp with a back injury. He owns 129 points (73 goals, 56 assists) and 186 penalty minutes in 267 career games with Columbus. In 11 career playoff games, he has five goals, three assists and 18 penalty minutes.

Jenner recorded 34 points (18 goals, 16 assists) and 52 penalty minutes in 82 games during the 2016-17 season. He played in 175 consecutive games before missing the first seven games of this season. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound native of Dorchester, Ontario, was selected by the Blue Jackets in the second round (37th overall) of the 2011 NHL draft.

Vigneault, 22, who broke his finger during training camp, joined the organization as a free agent in March after spending three seasons at Clarkson University. He tallied 75 points (30 goals, 45 assists) and 79 penalty minutes in 106 career NCAA games. The 6-5, 203-pound native of Baie-Comeau, Quebec, joined the Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate late last season and collected one goal, four assists and eight penalty minutes in 16 contests.

Hannikainen, 24, was held without a point in three games with the Blue Jackets this season. He had one goal, one assist and six penalty minutes in 10 games with Columbus in 2016-17. He spent most of last season in the AHL, tallying 37 points (19 goals, 18 assists) and 22 penalty minutes. The Helsinki, Finland, native has 57 points (26 goals, 31 assists) 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 night when they host the Los Angeles Kings at Nationwide Arena.

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