Jackets activate Tyutin off IR

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Fedor Tyutin off injured reserve.

Tyutin missed 13 games because of a sprained knee he suffered in a Nov. 14 game against Philadelphia. He has two assists in 16 games this season, entering Tuesday's contest against Detroit.

The Blue Jackets assigned left wing Kerby Rychel to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield to open a roster spot. Rychel, a first-round pick in the 2013 draft, made his NHL debut last month and picked up three assists in five games.