Mark Letestu C CLS 4 Days

Letestu (groin) skated Wednesday for the second time since undergoing surgery just over two weeks ago, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Letestu showed some further signs of progress Wednesday and could soon be ready to rejoin the team for practices. He's still probably at least a week away from returning from injured reserve.

Mark Letestu C CLS 6 Days

Letestu (groin) skated Monday for the first time since having surgery, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Letestu is still expected to be sidelined for the next four weeks, but it's a good sign that his rehab appears to be on track.

Mark Letestu C CLS 19 Days

Letestu underwent surgery Tuesday to repair groin and abdominal injuries and is expected to be out six weeks.

Letestu was nearing his expected return, but he has not been able to get healthy since injuring his groin in late October, and the Blue Jackets ultimately decided to send him under the knife. He will be sidelined until sometime in January.

Mark Letestu C CLS 26 Days

Letestu (groin) returned to the ice Monday morning at the Jackets' practice facility, NHL.com's Rob Mixer reports.

Letestu hadn't skated since suffering a setback on Nov. 14, just days after his first return to the ice. It's unknown when he'll be ready to return, but Letestu was playing serious minutes (16:28 on average) and could step right back into top-six ice time when he's ready.

Mark Letestu C CLS 1 Month

Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said that Letestu "had a little setback" in his recovery from a groin injury, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

The snake-bitten Jackets are starting to see some of their injured players trickle back into the lineup, but it doesn't look like Letestu will be among them any time soon.

Mark Letestu C CLS 1 Month

Letestu (groin) resumed skating over the weekend.

Letestu's return to ice indicates progress, but he still hasn't received clearance to rejoin the team for practice. The forward is already at the two-week mark of the two-to-four week projected timetable he was given upon suffering the injury Oct. 28.

Mark Letestu C CLS 2 Months

Letestu suffered a groin pull in Tuesday's loss to the Senators and has been ruled out for two-to-four weeks, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Columbus' list of injuries is nearing comical proportions at this point, as the team already has five players on IR and an additional two (Artem Anisimov and James Wisniewski) who suffered injuries Tuesday night and are expected to miss at least a week. Letestu apparently suffered the injury on the final shift of the blowout loss, depriving the Blue Jackets of three of their top four centers heading into the season. With three goals and two assists in his nine games, Letestu was a serviceable if not exciting producer, but his absence will hurt the injury-ravaged Blue Jackets more than his fantasy owners.

Mark Letestu C CLS 2 Months

Letestu scored in a losing effort against the Kings on Sunday.

The goal was his third of the year, and at five points overall, he could approach his career high of 34 from last season. He even got a shift on the power play, though that likely won't happen most games.

Mark Letestu C CLS 2 Months

Letestu scored his first two goals of the year Thursday, opening with a second-period shortie and finishing with the game-winner in the waning seconds of the third period.

In six games this year, Letestu's got a pair of two-point efforts and four big, fat zeroes. At 29 years old and set to turn 30 during the season, there's not much upside here; don't expect him to exceed last year's 34-point output. He might not even match it.

Mark Letestu C CLS 2 Months

Letestu dished out a pair of assists and was a plus-2 in Friday's win over Calgary.

Letestu was held off the scoresheet in the first three games of the season, but bounced back Friday with a solid two-point effort. Coming off a career-high 34-point season in 2013-14, Letestu should be in for another decent season with a Columbus team on the rise. Playing on the third line and seeing no power-play time, it's safe to say we could see another 30-40 point season from the 29-year-old center in 2014-15.