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Columbus Blue Jackets Activate G Curtis Sanford Off IR; Assign G Allen York to Chicago (ECHL)

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated goaltender Curtis Sanford off injured reserve and goaltender Allen York to the Chicago Express, Columbus’ ECHL affiliate, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced February 22.

Curtis Sanford

Sanford, 32, missed the last six games due to a lower body injury suffered against Dallas on February 8. He has gone 10-13-4 with a 2.52 goals-against average, .915 save percentage and one shutout in 29 games this season. A native of Owen Sound, Ontario, he has compiled a 47-50-15 record, 2.70 goals-against average, .905 save percentage and six shutouts in 137 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks. He was signed as a free agent by Columbus on July 1, 2011.

The Blue Jackets return to action Friday when the club hosts the Colorado Avalanche. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins 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, including flagship station 97.1 The Fan in Columbus and online at

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, the official club web site, and

The 2013 NHL All-Star Game is coming to Columbus Jan. 26-27, 2013. Fans can guarantee access to seats for both the game and Skills Challenge now by reserving a full or partial season ticket plan for the Blue Jackets’ 2012-13 season. Ticket plans start at less than $15 per game. In addition to guaranteed access to All-Star tickets, 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 click here.

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