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Blue Jackets Place Forward Fredrik Modin on Injured Reserve Retroactive to January 7 and Activate Defenseman Marc Methot

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Fredrik Modin on Injured Reserve retroactive to January 7 and activated defenseman Marc Methot off Injured Reserve, club General Manager Scott Howson announced January 18.

Modin has missed the past five games after being injured at Edmonton on January 7. He has tallied one goal and one assist for two points and 12 penalty minutes in 14 games this season. The Sundsvall, Sweden native has registered 221-222-443 and 425 penalty minutes in 828 career NHL games.

Methot has missed the past 12 games since being injured at Dallas on December 23. He has appeared in 31 games this season, collecting 1-3-4 and 35 penalty minutes. Columbus’ eighth pick, 200th overall, in the 2003 Entry Draft has notched 5-20-25 and 110 penalty minutes with a cumulative plus/minus rating of +2 in 126 career NHL games.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the St. Louis Blues. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 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

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 and Six-, 10- and 20-game packages for the 2009-10 season are also on sale. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit

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