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Blue Jackets Place Defensemen Luke Richardson, Aaron Johnson on IR;
Assign Forward Mark Hartigan to Syracuse

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed defensemen Luke Richardson and Aaron Johnson on Injured Reserve and assigned forward Mark Hartigan to the Syracuse Crunch, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced tonight.

Richardson suffered a fractured jaw when he was struck by a puck during Wednesday's game vs. the Dallas Stars, while Johnson suffered a sprained knee in tonight's game vs. the Nashville Predators. Both players will be sidelined indefinitely.

The Blue Jackets return to action Monday when they host the Chicago Blackhawks at Nationwide Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m., with FSN Ohio's Ice Breaker pre-sgame show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM Sports Radio 1460 the Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.

Tickets to all Blue Jackets home games are on sale now and may be purchased at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, the Blue Jackets Zones at Chiller Dublin, Chiller Easton, Chiller North, all Ticketmaster ticket centers, by phone at (614) 431-3600 or via the internet at www.BlueJackets.com and ticketmaster.com. For information on full season tickets starting as low as $13 per game, mini-season ticket plans or group tickets, call (800) NHL-COLS.- CBJ -

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