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Columbus Blue Jackets Trade Forward Fredrik Modin to Los Angeles for Conditional Seventh Round Pick in 2010 Entry Draft

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired a conditional seventh round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Fredrik Modin, General Manager Scott Howson announced March 3.

Modin has tallied 2-4-6 add 12 penalty minutes in 24 games with the Blue Jackets this season. Acquired by Columbus with goaltender Fredrik Norrena from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for goaltender Marc Denis on June 30, 2006, Modin notched 39-46-85 and 110 penalty minutes in 176 games with Columbus. He has registered 222-225-447 and 425 penalty minutes in 838 career NHL games.

"On behalf of the Blue Jackets, I want to thank Fredrik for his leadership and contributions to our hockey club over the past four seasons," said Howson. "He is a true professional and we wish him the best moving forward."

The Blue Jackets return to action on Saturday when they visit the San Jose Sharks. Game time from HP Pavilion at San Jose is 10:30 p.m. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 10 p.m. The game will also be 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. 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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