COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated left wing Jason Chimera off injured reserve, club General Manager Scott Howson announced January 27. Chimera is expected to return to the lineup tonight when the Blue Jackets host the defending Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings.
Chimera, 29, has missed the past 16 games due to injury. He has notched 7-11-18, 31 penalty minutes and is +9 in 31 games this season. In 404 career games, the Edmonton, Alberta native has recorded 72-79-151 and 408 penalty minutes.
The Blue Jackets and Red Wings are set to face-off at Nationwide Arena at 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for 2008-09 regular season home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, The Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, mini-plans or group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or 800-NHL-COLS.