The Columbus Blue Jackets are one of the most wounded - if not the most wounded - team in the National Hockey League this season, but some of the players on the skids are set to return.
winger Jack Skille and center Derek MacKenzie are scheduled to be back
on the ice on Monday night as the 'Jackets travel to Raleigh, North
Carolina to take on the Carolina Hurricanes.
been up and down between Columbus and their AHL affiliate in
Springfield and has played in just eight games for the parent club. He
took a puck of the wrist at Philadelphia last Thursday, causing him to
miss the back end of the home and home series with the Flyers on
Saturday, while MacKenzie suffered a lower-body injury against the
Winnipeg Jets and missed both games against Philadelphia.
has just three points in 28 games, but lends a physical presence with
82 hits. Skille has three goals in his eight games.
Both will take their spots on the third line along side left winger Blake Comeau.