Blue Jackets forward Mark Letestu, out since Jan. 6 because of a broken right hand, was activated from injured reserve and will return to the lineup tonight. He’ll skate on a line with Vinny Prospal and center Jeff Carter.
Letestu could have some value down the stretch playing on the second line. He has five goals and 10 points in 25 games with the Blue Jackets.
Blue Jackets forward Mark Letestu suffered a broken right hand when he was hit along the boards by San Jose's Douglas Murray in Friday's 2-1 Sharks win in HP Pavilion. Letestu, who will travel to Columbus on Friday for further tests, said he'll likely be out of the lineup for weeks.
The undrafted forward scored five goals and 10 points in 25 games with the Blue Jackets.
"Camp's always going to be competitive. That's something that, mentally, I have to be ready for every year because that's the way it's going to be."
Letestu should make the team, helping them on the bottom lines and killing penalties. The pivot scored 14 goals and 27 points last season. He likely holds limited fantasy value when Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal are all healthy.