COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated left wing Raffi Torres off injured reserve, club General Manager Scott Howson announced November 1. Torres is expected to return to the lineup tonight, when the Blue Jackets host the Chicago Blackhawks.
Torres, 27, acquired from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Gilbert Brule on July 1, suffered a shoulder injury during a preseason game against Chicago on September 29. Last season with the Oilers, he registered five goals and six assists for 11 points and 36 penalty minutes in 32 games. For his NHL career, the New York Islanders second pick, fifth overall, has tallied 67-59-126, 255 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +7 in 307 career games with the Oilers and Islanders.
The Blue Jackets and Blackhawks 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 Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.
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 (614) 431-3600 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.