COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets activated center Jeff Carter off injured reserve and placed defenseman Nikita Nikitin on injured reserve, retroactive to January 21, Blue Jackets Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Nikitin suffered a knee injury at Detroit on January 21 and is listed as week-to-week.
Carter, 27, has missed the last 10 games due to a shoulder injury suffered at Anaheim on January 8. He has registered 10 goals and seven assists for 17 points and 12 penalty minutes 30 games with the Blue Jackets this season. He leads the club in power play goals (five), while ranking second in goals and seventh in points. In 491 career NHL games, he has collected 191-169-360 with 300 penalty minutes and a +42 plus/minus rating with Columbus and Philadelphia.
The Blue Jackets return to action Friday when they visit the Anaheim Ducks. Game time from Honda Center is set for 10 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 9:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan in Columbus and online at BlueJackets.com.
Single game tickets for the Blue Jackets home games starting at $26 are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com, the official club web site, and www.ticketmaster.com.
Full and partial season ticket plans for the Blue Jackets’ 2011-12 season are on sale now starting at less than $15 per game. Full and partial-season ticket holders receive a number of great benefits including significant savings versus single-game prices; the best available seat locations; exclusive access to events with players and coaches; and priority access to tickets for most other events at Nationwide Arena and the Jerome Schottenstein Center. For more information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.