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Wisniewski scored a power play goal and added two even strength assists in Monday's 3-1 win over the Wild.

He's picking up his pace, scoring five points with a plus-five rating over his last four games. Wisniewski now has a respectable five goals and 22 points in 41 games on the season, but the blueliner is capable of more.

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Wisniewski (illness) returned to practice Tuesday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Wisniewski was on the ice for the Jackets' full 45-minute session. There doesn't appear to be any concern about him missing Wednesday's tilt with the Canadiens.

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Wisniewski (illness) did not practice Monday.

Wisniewski, as well as Scott Hartnell, is dealing with an illness but is expected back on the ice Tuesday. Consider him probable to play Wednesday against the Canadiens.

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Wisniewski tallied a power-play marker in Saturday's loss to the Coyotes.

Goals have been hard to come by for Wisniewski in the wake of last season's career-best total. He hadn't been able to find the net since his two-goal effort all the way back on Nov. 14, and may continue to struggle in that capacity while he attempts just a shade over two shots per game. Wisniewski should continue to offer above-average assist totals from the blue line, which is probably enough to make him roster-worthy across most formats.

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Wisniewski picked up a pair of assists, four penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating in Thursday's overtime road win against Washington.

It's his second straight game on the scoresheet -- following Tuesday's power-play assist against Philadelphia -- after a five-game scoreless drought. With 13 points (seven of them on the power play) and a minus-2 rating in 25 games, he's putting up pretty typical James Wisniewski numbers -- now all he needs to do to really make this a normal season is miss a few more games to injury.

James Wisniewski D CLS 2 Months

Wisniewski picked up an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Jets.

He's been picking up the pace recently, scoring two goals with six assists in his last 10 games despite the Blue Jackets' struggles. If he stays healthy, Wisniewski might be able to take a run at another 50-point season.

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Wisniewski scored his first two power-play goals of the season in Friday's win over the Flyers.

After only recording two points in his first eight games, Wisniewski has heated up of late, notching two goals and six points in his last five games. He is a power-play specialist who logs heavy minutes in Columbus, meaning he should be able to deliver consistent offensive production. As long as he remains healthy, which is always a concern with him, Wisniewski should come close to duplicating the success of his career-high 51 point season in 2013-14.

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Wisniewski picked up three assists, including two on the power play, in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Lightning.

The Blue Jackets' roster is barely NHL-caliber right now thanks to eight injured regulars plus Jack Johnson serving a suspension, but Wisniewski's return from a broken finger has at least helped spark the club's power play unit. He'll get you points from the blue line, but be wary of the damage he can do to your plus/minus with the Jackets winless in their last nine games.

James Wisniewski D CLS 3 Months

Wisniewski (finger) was officially activated from injured reserve Thursday, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Wisniewski's activation was a foregone conclusion after the defenseman announced he was ready to play Friday against the Hurricanes following a successful practice session Thursday. The Blue Jackets will move Ryan Murray (knee) to injured reserve for what is believed to be a short-term deployment, so it shouldn't be long before the team is back at close to full health on the blue line.

James Wisniewski D CLS 3 Months

Wisniewski (finger) will play Friday, Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Post-Dispatch reports.

Wisniewski is set to return to action after practicing each of the last two days. It's not exactly clear where he will line up Friday with Jack Johnson (suspension) out, but he will likely line up as part of the Blue Jackets' first or second defensive pairing.