The four Blue Jackets draft picks who were returned to their junior clubs were: forwards Dalton Smith (Ottawa, Ontario Hockey League) and Petr Straka (Rimouski, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) and defensemen Brandon Archibald (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Hockey League) and Austin Madaisky (Kamloops, Western Hockey League).
In addition, the club released goaltenders Riley Gill and Dan Taylor.
The Blue Jackets continue preseason action Friday night when the club hosts the Pittsburgh Penguins. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. The game can be heard on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network on The Fan at 1460 AM and online at BlueJackets.com.
Single-game tickets for all Blue Jackets’ regular season games, including the Friday, Oct. 15 home opener vs. the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, are on sale now. Ticket prices start at $22 and are on sale 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 BlueJackets.com and Ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, 20-, 10- and six-game packages and group tickets, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com
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