Letestu underwent surgery today to repair groin and abdominal injuries and is expected to be sidelined approximately six week.
Letestu tallied three goals and two assists for five points in nine games before being sidelined in late-October. The 29-year-old has registered 54 goals and 65 assists (119 points) and 53 penalty minutes in 273 career NHL games. He is expected to be out until mid-January.
The injuries continue to mount for the Blue Jackets. Letestu was playing more minutes than ever because Columbus is so shorthanded right now, but now they will be without their 29-year-old centre for 2-4 weeks. Expect some more call-ups to come to replace all of the injured veterans.
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.