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Blue Jackets Activate Defenseman Mike Commodore off Injured Reserve

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Mike Commodore off injured reserve, General Manager Scott Howson announced today.

Commodore, 29, who was injured in the Blue Jackets first preseason game at Pittsburgh on September 15, recorded five goals and 19 assists for 24 points, 100 penalty minutes and had a +11 plus/minus rating in 81 games last season with Columbus. He led the club and ranked tied for 14th in the NHL with 162 blocked shots, while ranking 21st in the NHL in hits with 201 to his credit. In 377 career games with New Jersey, Calgary, Carolina, Ottawa and Columbus, he has tallied 19-68-87, 539 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +7.

The Blue Jackets return action tonight when they visit the Edmonton Oilers. Game time from Rexall Place is set for 9:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 9 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101, and online at BlueJackets.com.

Blue Jackets single game tickets are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at the Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com and ticketmaster.com. Season tickets starting at $18 per game, as well as six-, 10- and 20-game packages for the 2009-10 season are also on sale. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.

- CBJ -

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