Gaborik, Wisniewski activated by Blue Jackets

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Updated: 12/20/2013 5:06 pm

Columbus, OH ( - Reinforcements are coming for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The team has activated forward Marian Gaborik and defenseman James Wisniewski from injured reserve and both players are expected to be in the lineup Saturday when the Blue Jackets complete a home-and-home set against the Philadelphia Flyers at Nationwide Arena.

Gaborik missed the past 17 games with a knee injury. He has registered five goals and six assists in 17 games this season.

Wisniewski had been out six games with an upper-body injury. He is tied for the team lead with 16 assists in 28 games and his 18 points tops all Columbus defenseman.

The Blue Jackets blew third-period leads of 3-0 and 4-2 as the Flyers stormed back for a 5-4 win in Philadelphia on Thursday.

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