Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 2/21/12
COLUMBUS, OHIO The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Nikita Nikitin off injured reserve and placed right wing Jared Boll on injured reserve, retroactive to February 9, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Boll, who has missed the last four games due to a foot injury suffered against Dallas on February 9, is listed as week-to-week. Nikitin (pronounced nih-KEE-tihn), 25, missed the previous 12 games due to a knee injury suffered at Detroit on February 21. He has combined to record two goals and 16 assists for 18 points to go along with 10 penalty minutes in 38 games this season with Columbus and St. Louis. He was acquired from the Blues in exchange for Kris Russell on November 11. He has set career highs in goals (tied), assists and points, while ranking third among club defensemen in assists and points. The 6-3, 217-pound native of Omsk, Russia made his NHL debut with the Blues in 2010-11, and has collect...
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