Gaborik, Wisniewski set to return for Blue Jackets

Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski (21) skates with the puck against the Calgary Flames during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Columbus Blue Jackets won 2-1.

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The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today they have activated forward Marian Gaborik and defenseman James Wisniewski from the injured reserve and both are expected to be in uniform when the club hosts Philadelphia on Saturday night.

Gaborik missed 17 games with a knee injury after scoring five goals with six assists in 17 appearances for Columbus this season.

An upper body injury kept Wisniewski out for the past six games. He is the leader among Jackets’ defensemen with 18 points, including 16 assists.

The puck drops between the Blue Jackets and Flyers at 7 p.m. Saturday.