Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 11: James Wisniewski #34 of the Anaheim Ducks skates against the New Jersey Devils during their NHL game at the Prudential Center on November 11, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Ducks 3-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman James Wisniewski after he was sidelined for 17 games with a broken ankle. Wisniewski, a touted offseason addition, was injured on Dec. 29 at Dallas. The 27-year-old Canton, Mich., native has two goals and 15 assists with 25 penalty minutes in 29 games this season, ranking third among club defensemen in scoring. He has also logged a team-leading 24:48 average time on ice, which ranks 15th among all NHL players. The Blue Jackets were at the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Wisniewski signed on as a free agent last July after his rights were acquired in a trade. He has 29 goals and 136 assists with 327 penalty minutes in 358 career NHL games.
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