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Columbus Blue Jackets Defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen Undergoes Successful Neck Surgery

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen underwent successful surgery this morning to relieve pressure on a nerve in his cervical spine, club General Manager Scott Howson announced April 1. Following two months of rehabilitation, Tollefsen is expected to make a complete recovery and be cleared to play prior to the start of training camp in September.

Tollefsen, 24, appeared in 51 games with the Blue Jackets this season, tallying two goals and two assists for four points and 111 penalty minutes. Columbus' third pick, 65th overall in the 2002 Entry Draft, he has registered 4-5-9 and 236 penalty minutes in 126 career NHL games.

The Blue Jackets return to action Thursday when they visit the Detroit Red Wings. Game time is 7:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FSN Ohio HD will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 7 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 to the Blue Jackets final regular season home game are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line Team Store locations at 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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