COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets placed defenseman Adam Foote, left wing Fredrik Modin and center Michael Peca on Injured Reserve October 2 to reduce the team's roster to 23 players, club General Manager Scott Howson announced. The club also announced that defenseman Sheldon Brookbank was claimed off waivers by the New Jersey Devils.
Modin (back spasms) was placed on Injured Reserve retroactive to September 14, while Foote (strained hamstring) was assigned retroactive to September 15 and Peca (groin strain) was assigned retroactive to September 17. Modin, Foote and Peca each missed Columbus' eight-game preseason schedule. Each is listed as day-to-day and eligible to be activated off Injured Reserve at any time.
The Blue Jackets, who finished their preseason schedule with a 3-3-2 record, open their seventh NHL season on Friday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks. Game time at Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. A special pre-game show featuring U.S. Olympic figure skater Todd Eldredge will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m. and all fans in attendance will receive a free Nationwide Night rally flag.
Tickets are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line Team Store locations at The Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Chiller North and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, as well as all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.