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Columbus Blue Jackets Announce Cancellation of Willie O'Ree Night Originally Planned for February 27

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that the Willie O'Ree Night activities originally scheduled for Wednesday, February 27 when the Blue Jackets host the San Jose Sharks have been cancelled as Mr. O'Ree is unable to participate due to illness. The Blue Jackets had planned a pre-game ceremony to recognize the 50th anniversary of O'Ree becoming the first African American to play in the NHL when he took the ice for the Boston Bruins vs. the Montreal Canadiens on January 18, 1958.

The Blue Jackets return to action at home tomorrow hosting San Jose at 7 p.m. Live coverage on FSN Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.

Tickets to Blue Jackets home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line locations at The Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Chiller North and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, as well as all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at and For information on season and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.

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