Tuesday , Jan , 27 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Mashburn aiming for Wednesday return

New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) – The New Orleans Hornets Tuesday activated
forward Jamal Mashburn from the injured list with hopes of him returning
to the lineup for Wednesday’s game against Milwaukee.

Mashburn underwent arthroscopic surgery during training camp to remove loose
particles in his right knee, and has yet to see any game action this year for
the Hornets, tied for third place in the Central Division with a 25-19 mark.

The 30-year-old Mashburn was the Hornets’ leading scorer during the 2002-03
campaign with a 21.6 points-per-game average. He played in all 82 games last
season, including 81 starts, and also posted averages of 6.1 rebounds and 5.6
assists.

To make room on the roster, New Orleans placed guard Bryce Drew on the injured
list.

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