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Blue Jackets activate Nash, Klesla

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rick Nash will rejoin Columbus after
missing 11 of 12 games with an ankle sprain.

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Nash, who shared the NHL goal-scoring lead in 2003-2004, was
activated from the injured list Tuesday before the Blue Jackets'
game at Edmonton.

Columbus also activated defenseman Rostislav Klesla, who had
been sidelined with a preseason stress fracture in his right leg.

The 21-year-old Nash started the opener at Washington on Oct. 5,
but left the game early because of the ankle injury from a
preaseason workout. The Blue Jackets have stumbled to a 4-8-0
start.

Nash was the youngest player to lead the league in goals, scoring 41 to share the title with Calgary's Jarome Iginla and Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk.