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Columbus Blue Jackets activate Mark Letestu after he missed 17 games with broken hand

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated centre Mark Letestu off injured reserve after he had missed the last 17 games due to a broken hand sustained in a game at San Jose on Jan. 5.

The 26-year-old Letestu has five goals and six assists this season in 36 games with the Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins. He was acquired from Pittsburgh on Nov. 8 in exchange for a fourth-round pick in this summer’s draft. He has four power-play goals, which ties him for second on the Blue Jackets and matches his career high set in 64 games last season.

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In 110 career NHL games, he has 20 goals and 19 assists.