The Columbus Blue Jackets made their first roster moves of training camp as the club assigned six players to their junior teams and released defenseman Jonathan D'Aversa from his amateur tryout, team President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced Monday. The Blue Jackets training camp roster now currently includes 56 players.
The following players were assigned to their respective junior clubs today: goaltender Steve Mason (London/Ontario Hockey League), right wing Jared Boll (Plymouth/Ontario Hockey League), right wing Robert Nyholm (Kingston/Ontario Hockey League), left wing Tom Sestito (Plymouth/Ontario Hockey League), and defensemen Adam McQuaid (Sudbury/Ontario Hockey League) and Jesse Dudas (Prince George/Western Hockey League).
The Blue Jackets (1-0-0), coming off a 2-0 win over Nashville in Sunday's preseason opener, return to action on Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres. Game time is set for 7 p.m. Recently acquired Anson Carter, Rick Nash, Sergei Fedorov and David Vyborny are among the players scheduled to make their preseason debuts in the game.