Jackets activate Boll off IR

Boston Bruins right wing Shawn Thornton (22) and Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Jared Boll (40) fight during the first period at Nationwide Arena. 

Russell LaBounty

Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll is ready to make his return.

Boll has been activated off the Injured Reserve list, the team said Tuesday. He missed 45 games due to a torn tendon in his ankle suffered in late-November.

The 27-year-old has played in 21 games this season, scoring one goal and putting up 38 penalty minutes.

Columbus is next in action Thursday against Montreal. Coverage starts on Fox Sports Ohio at 7 p.m. with Blue Jackets Live, folllowed by the drop of the puck at 7:30 p.m.