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Blue Jackets Weekly Report: Jan. 15

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets


Tue., Jan. 16 at Chicago Blackhawks, United Center - 7:30 p.m.
VERSUS/WBNS-AM1460 The Fan, CD101.1 FM

Thu, Jan. 18 at Nashville Predators, Gaylord Entertainment Center - 8 p.m.
FSN Ohio/WBNS-AM1460 The Fan, CD101.1 FM

FSN Ohio/WBNS-AM1460 The Fan, CD101.1 FM

Chicago Blackhawks (17-22-6, 40 pts./3rd, Central Division)
RW Martin Havlat (Has 14-14-28 in 23 games; 2006-07 All-Star)

Nashville Predators (31-11-3, 65 pts./1st, Central Division)
LW Paul Kariya (7-time All-Star has 357-481-838 in 784 career games)

Detroit Red Wings (28-12-5, 61 pts./2nd, Central Division)
D Nicklas Lidstrom (4-time Norris Trophy winner and 2006-07 All-Star)

Tue., Jan. 16 - United Center - 10:30 a.m. CT
Wed., Jan. 17 - Centennial Sports Plex - 2 p.m. CT
Thu., Jan. 18 - Gaylord Entertainment Center - 11:30 a.m. CT
Fri., Jan. 19 - Nationwide Arena* - 10:30 a.m. ET
Sat., Jan. 20 - All-Star Break
* tentative

Practices in the Dispatch Ice Haus are open to the public.

Jan. 9 vs. St. Louis - OTL, 3-4
Anson Carter had two assists; Blues Lee Stempniak had two assists and the GW shootout goal

Jan. 12 at Nashville - L, 0-2
Both goaltenders made 22 saves, but Tomas Vokoun earned the shutout victory for Nashville

Jan. 13 vs. Nashville - L, 1-4
Jerred Smithson scored the Predators’ first two goals; Ron Hainsey nets goal for Columbus

RECENT TRANSACTIONS: Jan. 15 - Assigned C Geoff Platt to Syracuse (AHL)… Jan. 14 - Assigned LW Joakim Lindstrom and D Derrick Walser to Syracuse (AHL)… Jan. 13 - Placed C Sergei Fedorov (retroactive to Jan. 6) on Injured Reserve and added LW Joakim Lindstrom to the roster on emergency recall from Syracuse (AHL)… Jan. 11 - Placed LW Rick Nash (retroactive to Jan. 5) and D Duvie Westcott (retroactive to Jan. 6) on Injured Reserve; recalled LW Alexandre Picard and D Derrick Walser from Syracuse (AHL)… Jan. 8 - Recalled C Geoff Platt from Syracuse (AHL).

OhioHealth INJURY REPORT: D Bryan Berard (back injury, surgery on Oct. 19) is expected to miss approximately three months… G Pascal Leclaire (arthroscopic knee surgery, Dec. 26) is expected to miss approximately six weeks… LW Rick Nash (back injury, Jan. 5 at Anaheim) is day-to-day… D Duvie Westcott (upper body, Jan. 6) is out indefinitely … C Sergei Fedorov (elbow injury, Jan. 6) is day-to-day… LW Jody Shelley (eye injury, Jan. 9) is day-to-day… D Adam Foote (back injury, Jan. 9) is day-to-day… Man Games Lost to Injury - 131.

The Blue Jackets and Blackhawks, who will meet Tuesday night, have played twice at the United Center this season with both teams claiming a one-goal victory. Columbus won the first meeting 5-4 Oct. 7 and Chicago won the second 1-0 on Nov. 12.

The game will broadcast nationwide on VERSUS, which Columbus is 2-0-0 in games broadcast on the network. The Blue Jackets defeated Detroit 4-3 on Dec. 18 and rallied for a 5-4 overtime victory over Boston on Dec. 26.

Columbus is in the midst of playing six straight games against Central Division rivals Chicago, Detroit, Nashville and St. Louis.

D Ron Hainsey has registered 2-6-8 in his past 12 games to bring his season totals to 5-16-21 to set career single season highs in all three categories and lead club defensemen in points.

RW David Vyborny has 3-5-8 in his past 10 games and leads the club in assists (28) and points (38).

Only four players have played in all 45 Blue Jackets games this season – D Ron Hainsey, RW David Vyborny, LW Jason Chimera and C Manny Malhotra.

D Bryan Berard is two points shy of 300 in his NHL career (71-227-298 in 554 games).

RW Anson Carter is two goals shy of 200 and two games shy of 250 for his NHL career (198-215-413 in 648 games).

C Sergei Fedorov is nine points shy of 1,100 and nine games shy of 1,100 for his NHL career (456-635-1,091 in 1,091 games).

D Rostislav Klesla is six games shy of 300 for his NHL career.

LW Fredrik Modin is seven goals shy of 200 and 19 points shy of 400 for his NHL career (193-188-381 in 704 games).

Friday, Jan. 26 vs. Buffalo – AIR FORCE NIGHT - The Blue Jackets are honoring the 60th anniversary of the Air Force, when they take on the Buffalo Sabres. The Jackets will welcome special guest Colonel Colleen M. Ryan, the first female Wing Commander at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Friday, Jan. 26 – CAREER FAIR: The Columbus Blue Jackets second annual Career Fair at Nationwide Arena is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 26, from 1-4 p.m. This exclusive event will grant access to hiring personnel from professional sports teams, college athletics, sport/entertainment marketing companies and several of the area’s leading businesses. For $25 you get admission to the Career Fair and a ticket to the Blue Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres game at 7 p.m. Additional game tickets are available for $25.

Saturday, Jan. 27 vs. Minnesota – Regular Hockey Guy Night: Regular Hockey Guy Night is Saturday, Jan. 27, when the Blue Jackets take on the Minnesota Wild. Purchase the Regular Hockey Guy Package for just $26 and get a game ticket, etched Blue Jackets pint glass and nachos.

For information on all promotions, log on to or call (614) 246-PUCK.

The Doug MacLean Show airs on WBNS Sports Radio 1460 The Fan on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. with the Blue Jackets President and General Manager, FSN Ohio’s Jeff Rimer and 1460 the Fan’s Bruce Hooley.

Between the Pipes with the Blue Jackets can be heard on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station Sports Radio 1460 the Fan on Sundays from 10-11 a.m. with hosts Mark Wyant and members of the Blue Jackets broadcast team.

Individual game and group tickets for Blue Jackets games at Nationwide Arena are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, the Chiller Easton, the Chiller Dublin and Chiller North, all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by phone at (614) 431-3600 or via the internet at and

For information on season tickets or group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.

Huntington Green Seats: A minimum of 250 tickets are available for just $10 at the Nationwide Arena Box Office two hours prior to every home game.

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