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Columbus Blue Jackets Activate Defenseman Jan Hejda Off Injured Reserve

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Jan Hejda off injured reserve, General Manager Scott Howson announced November 4. Hejda is expected to be in the lineup tonight when the Blue Jackets host the San Jose Sharks.

Hejda has recorded one assist, two penalty minutes and a +8 plus/minus rating in five games with the Blue Jackets this season. He was injured in a game against Calgary on October 13. The Prague, Czech Republic native has collected 4-40-44, 121 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +45 in 207 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers. He holds the Blue Jackets single season (+23 in 2008-09) and career (+51) records in plus/minus rating.

The Blue Jackets and Sharks are set to face-off at Nationwide Arena tonight at 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD 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 Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station WWCD-FM, CD101, and online at

Blue Jackets single game tickets are on sale now 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 and Season tickets starting at $18 per game, as well as six-, 10- and 20-game packages for the 2009-10 season are also on sale. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit

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