The Blue Jackets have activated Andrew Peeke (finger) from IR.
Peeke has missed the last 13 games with a broken finger but is set to return to the lineup on Thursday. The 21-year-old defenseman had one assist in his first seven NHL games while averaging 1.7 hits and 1.3 blocks per game. To make room for him, the Blue Jackets have reassigned Gabriel Carlsson to Cleveland (AHL).
Peeke has been placed on IR with a broken finger; expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.
Peeke had a Mike Green slap-shot ramp up his stick and off of his hand during Tuesday's win in Detroit and he broke his finger on the play. Peeke will be out until mid-to-late January and Gabriel Carlsson was recalled from Cleveland to take his spot on the roster.
Peeke (hand) will not play on Thursday.
Peeke suffered a hand injury Tuesday in Detroit and will come out of the lineup vs. the Kings. Scott Harrington will draw into the Blue Jackets lineup to replace Peeke, who is listed as day-to-day.
Peeke will make his NHL debut on Thursday.
Peeke has posted five goals and seven assists (12 points) in 21 games with Cleveland (AHL) this season and was called-up after Zach Werenski suffered a shoulder injury. He is expected to make his NHL debut on the third-pair with Vladislav Gavrikov as his partner.
The Blue Jackets have recalled Andrew Peeke from Cleveland (AHL).
Peeke, 21, was a second-round pick (No.34 overall) in 2016 and turned pro this year after three years at Notre Dame. The 6-foot-3, 198 lbs. defenseman has 12 points (5G / 7A) in 21 AHL games this year and could make his NHL debut with Zach Werenski out for at least one month.
Source: Mark Scheig 12/2/19, 6:47 pm EST