The Columbus Blue Jackets will play an eight-game preseason schedule, including four home games at Nationwide Arena, prior to the 2018-19 National Hockey League season, the club announced today. Columbus will play a home and road set against the Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues and Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Blue Jackets open preseason play with back-to-back home games as they host the Sabres on Monday, Sept. 17 and Blackhawks on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Columbus then plays games on three-straight days, starting with road contests at St. Louis on Friday, Sept. 21 and Pittsburgh on Saturday, Sept. 22 before returning home to face the Blues on Sunday, Sept. 23. The schedule then shifts to Clinton, New York on Tuesday, Sept. 25 for a neutral-site game against the Sabres as part of Kraft HockeyvilleTM USA 2018. The Jackets return home to host Pittsburgh on Friday, Sept. 28 before closing out the preseason on the road at Chicago on Saturday, Sept. 29.
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The club's 2018-19 regular season schedule is expected to be released on Thursday, June 21. Columbus' complete 2018 preseason schedule can be found below (home games in bold):
Monday, Sept. 17 vs. Buffalo Sabres, 7 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Sept. 18 vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 7 p.m. ET
Friday, Sept. 21 at St. Louis Blues, 8 p.m. ET
Saturday, Sept. 22 at Pittsburgh Penguins, 3 p.m. ET
Sunday, Sept. 23 vs. St. Louis Blues, 3 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Buffalo Sabres, 7 p.m. ET (at Clinton, N.Y., Kraft HockeyvilleTM USA 2018)
Friday, Sept. 28 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Sept. 29 at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m. ET
Full and partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets' 2018-19 campaign are currently available for purchase. Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (800) NHL‐COLS or click here.