The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated center Alexander Wennberg off injured reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Wennberg suffered a back injury on December 21 at Pittsburgh and has missed the past eight games.

Wennberg, 23, has recorded four goals and 12 assists for 16 points with eight penalty minutes and a +7 plus/minus rating in 30 games this season. He is tied for second on the team in plus/minus rating, fourth in assists and collected 3-3-6 and was +3 in the last eight contests before being sidelined.

A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Wennberg has registered 29-106-135 and 53 penalty minutes in 247 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets.