Blue Jackets activate Nash, Klesla

Updated: November 1, 2005, 6:23 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rick Nash will rejoin Columbus after missing 11 of 12 games with an ankle sprain.

Rick Nash
Nash

Nash, who shared the NHL goal-scoring lead in 2003-2004, was activated from the injured list Tuesday before the Blue Jackets' game at Edmonton.

Columbus also activated defenseman Rostislav Klesla, who had been sidelined with a preseason stress fracture in his right leg.

The 21-year-old Nash started the opener at Washington on Oct. 5, but left the game early because of the ankle injury from a preaseason workout. The Blue Jackets have stumbled to a 4-8-0 start.

Nash was the youngest player to lead the league in goals, scoring 41 to share the title with Calgary's Jarome Iginla and Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk.


Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press

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