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Columbus Blue Jackets Left Wing Jason Chimera to Undergo Surgery and be Sidelined Four to Five Weeks

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Jason Chimera will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a groin injury and is expected to be sidelined four to five weeks, club General Manager Scott Howson announced March 3.

Chimera, who was placed on injured reserve on Monday, has appeared in 44 games with the Blue Jackets this season and tallied eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points with 35 penalty minutes and a +9 plus/minus rating. He has missed 18 games due to injury in 2008-09 after missing just one game in the previous three campaigns. Chimera has registered 73-81-154 and 412 penalty minutes in 417 career games with Columbus and Edmonton.

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 (800) 745-3000 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. Season tickets for 2009-10 begin at $18 per game and are on sale now. For information on group tickets, 2009-10 season tickets and mini-plans, call (614) 246-PUCK or 800-NHL-COLS.

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