COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated center Alexander Svitov off Injured Reserve, club President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today. Svitov suffered a shoulder injury in a preseason game vs. the Carolina Hurricanes on September 24.
Svitov, the third overall pick in the 2001 Entry Draft by Tampa Bay, joined the Blue Jackets during the 2003-04 season. He has tallied 6-13-19 and 78 penalty minutes in 103 career NHL games with Columbus and Tampa Bay, including 2-9-11 and 20 penalty minutes in 40 games with the Blue Jackets in 2003-04.
The Blue Jackets visit the Chicago Blackhawks tonight with game time set for 8:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FSN Ohio begins with the IceBreaker, pre-game show at 8 p.m. and includes the Blue Jackets Ice Cap post-game show immediately following the game. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM Sports Radio 1460 the Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.
Individual game tickets for 2006-07 regular season home games are on sale now at Nationwide Arena, The Chiller Ice Rinks, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and on-line at www.BlueJackets.com and www.Ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, mini-plans and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.