Blue Jackets activate Foote from injured list

Updated: December 9, 2005, 1:22 AM ET
Associated Press

 Adam Foote
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets activated new captain Adam Foote and center Manny Malhotra from the injured list Thursday.

Foote, signed in the offseason as a free agent from Colorado, missed the last four games because of a groin injury. The defenseman became Columbus' captain Tuesday, filling a void created when Luke Richardson stepped down.

Malhotra, sidelined two games by back spasms, has two goals and a team-high 13 assists.

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