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Blue Jackets announce 2013 preseason schedule

by BlueJackets.com Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets will play an eight-game preseason schedule, including four home games at Nationwide Arena, prior to their 13th National Hockey League season, the club announced today. Columbus will play one home and one road game against a pair of its new division rivals – the Pittsburgh Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes – as well as the Buffalo Sabres and Minnesota Wild.

The Blue Jackets open preseason play by hosting the Penguins at Nationwide Arena on Sunday, September 15 at 6 p.m. ET. That contest is the first of four home preseason games at Nationwide Arena. The Jackets will also host the Sabres on Tuesday, September 17; Wild on Monday, September 23; and Hurricanes on Thursday, September 26.

The complete preseason schedule is below:

Sunday, September 15:PITTSBURGH PENGUINSNATIONWIDE ARENA6 p.m. ET

Tuesday, September 17:BUFFALO SABRES*NATIONWIDE ARENA7 p.m. ET

at Minnesota Wild*Xcel Energy Center8 p.m. ET

Wednesday, September 18:at Carolina HurricanesPNC Arena7 p.m. ET

Saturday, September 21:at Pittsburgh PenguinsCONSOL Energy Center4 p.m. ET

Monday, September 23:MINNESOTA WILDNATIONWIDE ARENA7 p.m. ET

Wednesday, September 25:at Buffalo SabresFirst Niagara Center7 p.m. ET

Thursday, September 26:CAROLINA HURRICANESNATIONWIDE ARENA7 p.m. ET

*Split Squad games

Full and partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2013-14 campaign are currently available for purchase. Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (800) NHL‐COLS or by visiting BlueJackets.com.

NOTE: The 2013-14 regular season schedule is expected to be released next week, while information on the sale of single game tickets will be announced soon.

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