COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have sent defenseman Duvie Westcott to the Syracuse Crunch, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, on a conditioning assignment, Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced November 8. Westcott has not played in a game since suffering a concussion at Chicago on October 23.
Westcott has appeared in five games with Columbus this season, collecting 16 penalty minutes. He missed the final 40 games of the 2006-07 season due to a concussion suffered at San Jose on January 6. Westcott has appeared in 183 games with the Blue Jackets during his NHL career, registering 10 goals and 42 assists for 52 points with 285 penalty minutes.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Friday when they visit the Detroit Red Wings. Game time from Joe Louis Arena is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FSN Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 7 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.
Tickets to Blue Jackets home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line Team Store locations at The 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 www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.