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Columbus Blue Jackets to Open Training Camp Saturday, Sept. 12

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets begin preparations for their ninth National Hockey League season with the opening of training camp on Saturday, September 12.

Training Camp Guide - Training Camp Roster


The team will take the ice for the first time on Sunday, September 13 at the Dispatch Ice Haus. All practices held at The Dispatch Ice Haus throughout camp will be open to the public. There are 43 players expected to participate in this year's training camp. Also, a number of the 29 players participating in the club's rookie camp in Traverse City, Michigan from September 5-9 will also be taking part in the club's main camp and are listed on the enclosed roster.

The first two days of camp will consist of all players being divided into four teams – Team McConnell, Team Crane, Team Wolfe and Team Pizzuti – with each day featuring on-ice practices, off-ice workouts and intra-squad scrimmages. Team McConnell will face-off against Team Crane on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m., while Team Wolfe plays Team Pizzuti at 2 p.m. The losing teams will meet on Monday, Sept. 14 at 10:30 a.m. with the winning teams playing at 2 p.m. Both days include on-ice sessions prior to each scrimmage. Scheduled workout times from September 16-27 will include the following (except September 17): GAME DAYS: 10 a.m. – Playing Group, 11:30 a.m. – Non-Playing Group; NON-GAME DAYS: 11 a.m. – Group A; 1 p.m. – Group B.

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS 2009 TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE

(NWA-Nationwide Arena; DIH-Dispatch Ice Haus; *30 minute off-ice workouts follow these sessions)

All times are Eastern and subject to change

Saturday, Sept. 12  

7 a.m.-12 p.m.            Physicals & Strength Testing,

                                    McConnell Spine, Sport & Joint Center

Sunday, Sept. 13

9 a.m.                      Team McConnell & Team Crane on ice (DIH)

10:30 a.m.               Team McConnell vs. Team Crane (DIH)

12:30 p.m.               Team Wolfe & Team Pizzuti on ice (DIH)

2 p.m.                      Team Wolfe vs. Team Pizzuti (DIH)

Monday, Sept. 14

9 a.m.                      Loser Game 1 & Loser Game 2 on ice (DIH)

10:30 a.m.               Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 (DIH)

12:30 p.m.               Winner Game 1 & Winner Game 2 on ice (DIH)

2 p.m.                      Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 (DIH)

Tuesday, Sept. 15

9 a.m.                      Playing Group on ice (DIH)

11 a.m.                    Team 2 on ice (DIH)*

1:15 p.m.                 Team 3 on ice (DIH)*

7:30 p.m.                 at Pittsburgh, Mellon Arena

Wednesday, Sept. 16

10 a.m.                    Group A on ice (DIH)*

12 p.m.                    Group B on ice (DIH)*

Thursday, Sept. 17

10 a.m.                    Group A on ice (DIH)*

12 p.m.                    Group B on ice (DIH)*

Friday, Sept. 18

10 a.m.                    Playing Group on ice (DIH)

11:30 a.m.               Non-Playing Group on ice (DIH)*

8 p.m.                      at Minnesota, Xcel Energy Center

Saturday, Sept. 19

10 a.m.                    Playing Group on ice (DIH)

11:30 a.m.               Non-Playing Group on ice (DIH)*

8 p.m.                      at Nashville, Sommet Center

Sunday, Sept. 20

10 a.m.                    Group A on ice (DIH)*

12 p.m.                    Group B on ice (DIH)*

Monday, Sept. 21

10 a.m.                    Playing Group on ice (NWA)

11:30 a.m.               Non-Playing Group on ice (DIH)*

7 p.m.                      vs. Minnesota, Nationwide Arena

Tuesday, Sept. 22

10 a.m.                    Playing Group on ice (NWA)

11:30 a.m.               Non-Playing Group on ice (DIH)*

7 p.m.                      vs. Boston, Nationwide Arena

Wednesday, Sept. 23

10 a.m.                    Group A on ice (DIH)*

12 p.m.                    Group B on ice (DIH)*

Thursday, Sept. 24

10 a.m.                    Playing Group on ice (NWA)

11:30 a.m.               Non-Playing Group on ice (DIH)*

7 p.m.                      vs. Pittsburgh, Nationwide Arena

Friday, Sept. 25

10 a.m.                    Group A on ice (DIH)*

12 p.m.                    Group B on ice (DIH)*

Saturday, Sept. 26

10 a.m.                    Playing Group on ice (NWA)

11:30 a.m.               Non-Playing Group on ice (DIH)*

7 p.m.                      at Boston, TD Garden

Sunday, Sept. 27

10 a.m.                    Playing Group on ice (NWA)

11:30 a.m.               Non-Playing Group on ice (DIH)*

5 p.m.                      vs. Nashville, Nationwide Arena

The Blue Jackets open the 2009-10 regular season on Saturday, October 3, against the Minnesota Wild. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. 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 Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station WWCD-FM, CD101.

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 www.BlueJackets.com and ticketmaster.com. Season tickets starting at $18 per game, as well as 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.

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