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Columbus Blue Jackets Defenseman Fedor Tyutin Named to Russian Olympic Hockey Team

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin has been named to the Russian Olympic team that will compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, the club announced December 26.

Tyutin, 26, notched one assist, four penalty minutes and a +2 plus/minus rating in eight games at the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy. He helped Russia win the gold medal at the 2008 World Championships as well as the 2002 and 2003 World Junior Championships.

The Izhevsk, Russia native is in his sixth season in the NHL and has accumulated 25-92-117 and 258 penalty minutes in 370 career games with the Blue Jackets and New York Rangers. He had 9-25-34 and 81 penalty minutes in 82 games with Columbus last season, setting career highs in goals, assists, points and games played (tied). He led club defensemen in all four categories as well as leading the team in ice time (23:30). He was the Rangers' second pick, 40th overall, at the 2001 Entry Draft.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they visit the Detroit Red Wings. Game time from Joe Louis Arena is 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 and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101, and online at BlueJackets.com.

Blue Jackets single game tickets are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at the Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com and ticketmaster.com. Season tickets starting at $18 per game, as well as six-, 10- and 20-game packages for the 2009-10 season are also on sale. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.

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