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Blue Jackets to Open 2010 Training Camp, in Partnership with OhioHealth Sports Medicine, on Friday, September 17

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets begin preparations for their 10th National Hockey League season with the opening of training camp, in partnership with OhioHealth Sports Medicine, on Friday, September 17. Players will report for physicals and fitness testing that day.

The team will take the ice for the first time on Saturday, September 18 at Nationwide Arena. All practices during training camp will be open to the public. There are 41 players expected to participate in this year's training camp. Also, a number of the 27 players currently participating in the Annual NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Michigan will also be taking part in the club's main camp.

To view the complete Training Camp schedule, click here.

To view the 2010 Training Camp roster, click here.

Two of the first three days of camp will consist of all players being divided into two groups – Group A and Group B – with each day featuring on-ice practices, off-ice workouts and video sessions. On Sunday, Sept. 19, players will be divided into four teams – Team McConnell, Team Crane, Team Wolfe and Team Pizzuti – and will compete in a tournament. First round games will be played at 10 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. The consolation game is set for 11:45 a.m. on the Nationwide Arena ice, while the championship game is set for 12 p.m. in the Ice Haus.

The Blue Jackets will open their 10th NHL season with a pair of games against the San Jose Sharks at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday, Oct. 8 and Saturday, Oct. 9. The home opener is set for Friday, Oct. 15, when the club hosts the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET.

Season tickets as well as six-, 10- and 20-game packages, as well as preseason single-game tickets are on sale now. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit Information regarding sales of single game tickets for all home games will be announced this week.

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