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Columbus Blue Jackets Place Left Wing Jason Chimera on Injured Reserve Retroactive to February 24

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed left wing Jason Chimera on injured reserve retroactive to February 24 due to a lower body injury, club General Manager Scott Howson announced March 2. He is expected to be sidelined at least one week.

Chimera has appeared in 44 games with the Blue Jackets this season, tallying 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.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Tuesday when they host the Los Angeles Kings. Face-off at Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio will begin 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 station WWCD-FM/CD101 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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. For information on group tickets, 2009-10 season tickets and mini-plans, call (614) 246-PUCK or 800-NHL-COLS.

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