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

The illness kept him out of Monday's session, but Hartnell returned to the ice for the full 45-minute practice a day later. He looks like he'll be ready to go for Wednesday's game against the Canadiens.

Scott Hartnell LW CLS 2 Months

Hartnell (illness) missed Monday's practice.

Hartnell was out with a minor illness, and the team expects to have him back on the ice for Tuesday's session. Consider him probable for Wednesday's matchup with Montreal.

Scott Hartnell LW CLS 2 Months

Hartnell rattled off his second consecutive two-assist game and added a plus-2 rating and two PIM in Tuesday's win over the Stars.

One of the helpers came on the power play, marking just his second man-advantage point in the last 19 games. Hartnell is offering fantasy owners pretty much his usual combination of point production, PIM and hits, so he's a valuable asset in leagues that use those secondary categories.

Scott Hartnell LW CLS 2 Months

Hartnell assisted on two goals in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Avalanche.

Hartnell has four points in four contests since returning from a broken finger that kept him out of action, showing no signs of rust from the absence. The 32-year-old now has 21 points through 32 games and should be a reliable option going forward.

Scott Hartnell LW CLS 2 Months

Hartnell (finger) tallied two goals in his return to action Saturday against the Bruins.

Hartnell's fantasy owners may have been understandably hesitant to activate him for Saturday's slate following a two-week absence due to the broken finger, but he answered any lingering questions about his health by delivering the Jackets' first two goals in a resounding 6-2 victory. The winger also showcased his typical abrasiveness on the other end of the ice, doling out four hits in the match.

Scott Hartnell LW CLS 2 Months

Hartnell (broken finger) was activated from injured reserve and will play Saturday against the Bruins.

Just as the Blue Jackets initially forecasted, Hartnell missed two weeks due to the injury, allowing the forward to hit his targeted return date of Dec. 27. After ranking among the league leaderboard in assists through October, Hartnell had slumped mightily prior to his injury. He'll reclaim a spot on the second line with Ryan Johansen in his return, but it may not necessarily ignite his production right away.

Scott Hartnell LW CLS 2 Months

Hartnell (broken finger) said Saturday that he was targeting a return to the lineup Dec. 27 against the Bruins, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Hartnell skated on his own Saturday morning in full gear, but has yet to receive clearance for practice. He hasn't seemed to endure any setbacks in his recovery thus far, and is simply waiting for a little more healing with his finger before increasing his range of activities.

Scott Hartnell LW CLS 2 Months

Hartnell will undergo X-rays on his non-displaced fractured finger Thursday night, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Doctors just want to ensure that the finger is healing properly, as there are no tentative plans for Hartnell to undergo surgery. He could be cleared to resume practicing if all goes well with Thursday's check-up.

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Hartnell (finger) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

The Blue Jackets made the move after Hartnell suffered a broken finger during Thursday's 3-2 win over the Capitals. He's expected to miss about two weeks due to the injury, allowing the newly-recalled Kerby Rychel to pick up some ice time in his absence.

Scott Hartnell LW CLS 3 Months

Hartnell will miss two weeks with a broken finger.

Hartnell likely broke his finger during Thursday's game against the Capitals, and will now be out for two weeks as a result. Kerby Rychel has been recalled from AHL Springfield to provide some depth at left wing while Hartnell recovers.