COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets trimmed their roster by 10 players October 2, Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced.
Forwards Tomas Kubalik and Maksim Mayorov, defensemen Grant Clitsome, Nick Holden, John Moore and David Savard were assigned to the Springfield Falcons, Columbus's American Hockey League affiliate, while forwards Tom Sestito and Ben Guite were placed on waivers for the purposes of being assigned to Springfield. In addition, center Ryan Johansen, the club's first round pick in the 2010 Entry Draft, was returned to the Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks and forward Dan Fritsche was released from his tryout contract.
The Blue Jackets conclude their NHL preseason schedule tonight when they host the Atlanta Thrashers. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 6 p.m. ET. The game can be heard on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network on The Fan at 1460 AM and online at BlueJackets.com.
Single-game tickets for all Blue Jackets' regular season games, including the Friday, Oct. 15 home opener vs. the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, are on sale now. Ticket prices start at $22 and are available 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. For information on season tickets, 20-, 10- and six-game packages and group tickets, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com