Columbus Blue Jackets activate veteran forward Raffi Torres off injured list

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Raffi Torres off injured reserve, and he is expected to play in the club’s game on Thursday night in Dallas.

General manager Scott Howson announced the move Thursday morning.

Torres, who broke a bone in his face against Detroit on Nov. 11, has eight goals and an assist in 17 games this season. He ranks second on the club in goals, and his four power play goals rank tied for 14th in the NHL.

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In his first season with the Blue Jackets a year ago, he scored 12 goals and had eight assists in 51 games while battling several nagging injuries. The Toronto native has 87 goals and 68 assists and a cumulative plus/minus rating of plus-2 in 375 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders.