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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hartnell scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over Philadelphia.

Hartsy went scoreless against the Flyers late last month in his first game against them since being dealt to Columbus in the offseason, but this time he got the revenge he was looking for. He's also now picked up a point in three straight games following a 10-game scoreless slump.

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Hartnell recorded his second consecutive two-goal game in Saturday's loss to Tampa Bay.

He'd gone four games without a point before delivering these back-to-back efforts. He now has 14 points in as many games and is delivering decent fantasy production on a struggling team. He's worth the activation ... if you can stand the plus-minus risk.

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Hartnell scored two goals in Friday's overtime loss to Carolina.

Hartnell had gone quiet of late, with the only recent noteworthy news pertaining to his brilliant Larry Bird costume for Halloween. Although his two goals Friday were his first points in five games, Hartnell has now collected 12 points (three goals) in 13 games on the season. The second-line winger has also recorded an impressive 50 shots on goal thus far -- seventh best in the NHL. He's well on his way to a great first season with Columbus.

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Hartnell potted the Blue Jackets' lone goal in Friday's loss to the Ducks.

It took longer than expected for Hartnell to notch his first goal, but he's managed to be a driving force for the Blue Jackets' attack through the season through his work as a passer. His eight assists are tied for second in the NHL.

Scott Hartnell LW CLS 3 Months

Hartnell distributed three assists and went plus-2 in Thursday's win over the Sharks.

Hartnell figured prominently into the Jackets' late comeback, assisting on Nick Foligno's game-tying power-play goal and then Mark Letestu's last-minute winner. Hartnell hasn't found twine yet, but he's shooting pretty regularly (18 in six games) and has racked up seven assists, so it's hard to complain.