Blue Jackets activate Tyutin after knee injury

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Fedor Tyutin off injured reserve and assigned left wing Kerby Rychel to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The 31-year-old Tyutin missed the past 13 games after he sprained his knee Nov. 14 at Philadelphia. He has two assists and six penalty minutes in 16 games this season, with 50 goals, 185 assists and 448 penalty minutes in 691 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and New York Rangers.

Rychel was the club's second first-round pick, 19th overall, in the 2013 draft. He made his NHL debut Nov. 29 at Nashville and picked up three assists and two penalty minutes in five games with the Blue Jackets.

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