COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed defenseman Mike Commodore on Injured Reserve retroactive to January 30, club General Manager Scott Howson announced February 5.
Commodore, 30, was injured in the Blue Jackets game at St. Louis on January 30, has registered nine assists and 48 penalty minutes in 39 games. Last season, he tallied 5-19-24, 100 penalty minutes and had a +11 plus/minus rating in 81 games with Columbus. He led the club and ranked tied for 14th in the NHL with 162 blocked shots, while ranking 21st in the NHL in hits with 201 to his credit. In 416 career games with New Jersey, Calgary, Carolina, Ottawa and Columbus, he has tallied 19-77-96 and 587 penalty minutes.
The Blue Jackets return to action Saturday when they host the Buffalo Sabres. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. Doors will open a half hour early at 5:30 p.m. 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 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. 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.