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Dan Fritsche Placed on Injured Reserve

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed center Dan Fritsche on Injured Reserve due to an ankle injury suffered in last night's game at Los Angeles, club President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today. Fritsche is out indefinitely pending the results of an MRI.

Fritsche, 20, has skated in all six Blue Jackets games this season, recording 2-0-2 with 11 shots on goal. He posted his first career multi-goal game with a pair of tallies on Opening Night at Washington. The Parma, Ohio native was Columbus' second pick, 46th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Columbus returns to action on Friday night against San Jose at 7 pm at Nationwide Arena, the opening game of a five-game homestand. The homestand also includes games against the Detroit Red Wings on October 22 and 24, the Nashville Predators on October 26 and the Minnesota Wild on October 28.

Tickets to all Blue Jackets home games are on sale now and may be purchased at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, the Blue Jackets Zones at Chiller Dublin, Chiller Easton, Chiller North, all Ticketmaster ticket centers, by phone at (614) 431-3600 or via the internet at and For information on full season tickets starting as low as $13 per game, mini-season ticket plans or group tickets, call (800) NHL-COLS.

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