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Blue Jackets Place Marc Denis, Alexandre Picard on IR
Re-Assign Ben Simon to Syracuse

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Marc Denis (groin) and left wing Alexandre Picard (concussion) on Injured Reserve and re-assigned center Ben Simon to the Syracuse Crunch, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, club President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today.

Simon, 27, was scoreless in three games with the Blue Jackets this season, averaging 8:16 of ice time. He has also appeared in 13 games with the Crunch, posting 4-5-9 with two shorthanded goals, 12 penalty minutes, and a +3 plus/minus rating.

The Blue Jackets return to action tomorrow night when they host the Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on FSN Ohio with the Ice Breaker pre-game show beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET. 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 and 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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