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Columbus Blue Jackets Activate Left Wing Jason Chimera Off Injured Reserve

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated left wing Jason Chimera off injured reserve, club General Manager Scott Howson announced April 3.

Chimera, 29, who underwent surgery on March 4 to repair a groin injury, has missed the past 16 games. He has appeared in 44 games with the Blue Jackets this season and tallied eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points with 35 penalty minutes and a +9 plus/minus rating. He has missed 33 games due to injury in 2008-09 after missing just one game in the previous three campaigns. Chimera has registered 73-81-154 and 412 penalty minutes in 417 career games with Columbus and Edmonton.

The Blue Jackets return to action Saturday when they visit the Nashville Predators. Game time from Sommet Center is set for 8 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 7:30 p.m. The game also will be 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 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for remaining 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. In the event the Columbus Blue Jackets qualify for the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs, individual game tickets for all first round home playoff games at Nationwide Arena will go on sale Saturday, Apr. 11 at 9 a.m.

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