The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Marian Gaborik and defenseman James Wisniewski off Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Both players are expected to return to action when Columbus hosts the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday at Nationwide Arena.

Gaborik, 31, has missed the past 17 games with a knee injury. He has scored five goals and dished out six assists for 11 points in 17 appearances with Columbus this season. In 786 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild, he has registered 341-344-685 and a plus/minus rating of +91. He has scored 40 or more goals in a season on three occasions, 2007-08, 2009-10 and 2011-12.

A native of Trencin, Slovakia, Gaborik has represented his country at several international tournaments including the Olympic Games (2006 & 2010), IIHF World Championships (2001, 2004, 2005 & 2007), the World Cup of Hockey (2004), IIHF World Junior Championships (1999 - Bronze & 2000), IIHF World U18 Championships (1999 & 2000) and IIHF European Junior Championships (1998). He was acquired by the Jackets in a trade with the Rangers on April 5, 2013.