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Hejda Placed on Injured Reserve

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed defenseman Jan Hejda on injured reserve retroactive to October 13, General Manager Scott Howson announced today.

Hejda has recorded one assist, two penalty minutes and a +8 plus/minus rating in five games with the Blue Jackets this season. He was injured in a game against Calgary on October 13. The Prague, Czech Republic native has collected 4-40-44, 121 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +45 in 207 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers. He holds the Blue Jackets single season (+23 in 2008-09) and career (+51) records in plus/minus rating.

The Blue Jackets return action Saturday when they host the Los Angeles Kings. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. 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 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

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 and 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

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