COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated center Jiri Novotny off injured reserve, Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced December 12. Novotny, who has been sidelined since November 23 and missed the past eight games, is available to return to the lineup tonight when the Jackets host the Colorado Avalanche.
Novotny, 24, has recorded four goals and six assists for 10 points with eight penalty minutes and a +1 plus/minus rating in 22 games this season. The Pelhrimov, Czech Republic native has registered 12-20-32 with 36 penalty minutes in 104 career NHL games with the Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals and Blue Jackets.
The Blue Jackets and Avalanche will face off at Nationwide Arena tonight at 7 p.m. ET. Coverage on FSN Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. 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.
Tickets to Blue Jackets home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line Team Store locations at The Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Chiller North and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, as well as all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.