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Blue Jackets activate F MacKenzie after five games missed

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The Canadian Press
12/5/2013 3:46:36 PM
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Derek MacKenzie off injured reserve after he missed five games with a strained back.

MacKenzie was hurt at Vancouver on Nov. 22.

The 32-year-old fourth-line centre has two goals and an assist in 22 games with Columbus this season. He has the second-best faceoff percentage on the team (54.3).

Originally selected by Atlanta in the fifth round, 128th overall, at the 1999 draft, MacKenzie has 24 goals and 32 assists and a plus-14 rating in 258 career games with the Thrashers and Blue Jackets.

Derek MacKenzie (Photo: Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)
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