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"Blue Jackets Slap Shots Summer Special" to Debut on FOX Sports Ohio this Thursday, July 28, at 9 p.m. ET

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – FOX Sports Ohio and the Columbus Blue Jackets are excited to announce a new summer program, Blue Jackets Slap Shots Summer Special, that will debut on the network this Thursday, July 28 at 9 p.m. ET.

The 30-minute special will bring viewers up to speed on the club's off-season news as host Ray Crawford guides fans through the Jackets' busy summer. The show includes a brief recap of the NHL Entry Draft, examines the club's free agent acquisitions and takes a look at the upcoming 2011-12 season.

Color Analyst Bill Davidge goes one-on-one with newly acquired All-Star center Jeff Carter and new defenseman James Wisniewski, while Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson discusses the signing of veteran forward Vinny Prospal. In addition, FOX Sports Ohio has an exclusive interview with team captain Rick Nash, who shares his thoughts on the club's off-season moves.

Jackets fans also won't want to miss a segment featuring 2010 first round pick Ryan Johansen and the club's young prospects as they trade in their skates for spatulas for a cooking class during development camp. The show will air at the following times:

Day            Date- Time

Thursday July 28- 9 p.m.
Saturday  July 30- 6 p.m.
Monday    August 1- 7 p.m.
Thursday August 4- 6:30 p.m.
Friday       August 5- 6:30 p.m.
Saturday  August 6- 8 p.m.
Monday    August 8- 6 p.m.
WednesdayAugust 10- 10:30 p.m.
Thursday August 11- 9 p.m.

Full and partial season ticket plans for the Blue Jackets 2011-12 season are on sale now starting at less than $15 per game. Plan holders receive significant savings versus single game prices, exclusive access to events with players and coaches and more. Flexible payment plan options are available. For more information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit Ticket Central at

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