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Letestu was activated off injured reserve Tuesday.

Letestu has been sidelined since Oct. 28 with a groin injury, and has missed 28 consecutive games over that span. He will likely return to his role centering the team's fourth line between Jared Boll and Jeremy Morin. Letestu has tallied five points through nine games with the Jackets this season.

Mark Letestu C CLS 26 Days

Letestu (groin) has been upgraded to the point where he may be available for Tuesday's game against the Stars, Jeff Rimer of FOX Sports reports.

Letestu has been sidelined since Oct. 28 with a groin injury but began skating in December and has been practicing for almost a week. The 29-year-old hasn't received the official green light for Tuesday, although it seems clear that he'll be back on the ice in short order, if not Tuesday.

Mark Letestu C CLS 1 Month

Letestu (groin) may be available for a Jan. 9 game in Toronto, NHL.com's Rob Mixer reports.

This seems like a fairly loose target date, so the more important point is that the Blue Jackets hope to have Letestu back in early-to-mid January. The veteran center participated in Monday's practice.

Mark Letestu C CLS 1 Month

Letestu (groin) practiced with the team Monday, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Letestu hasn't played since undergoing surgery at the end of October, but looks like he's getting close to returning. He collected three goals and two assists in nine games before getting hurt, and would jump right back into the lineup upon his return.

Mark Letestu C CLS 1 Month

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.

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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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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.

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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 3 Months

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.