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Blues-Blue Jackets preseason game cancelled

St. Louis grounded by mechanical issue with chartered plane, unable to travel @NHLdotcom

The preseason game between the St. Louis Blues and Columbus Blue Jackets, scheduled to be played at Nationwide Arena at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, was cancelled because mechanical problems with the Blues' chartered plane kept them from traveling to Columbus. The game will not be rescheduled.

"Due to an unforeseen mechanical issue with our chartered aircraft, we are unable to travel to Columbus for tonight's game," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. "We apologize to the Blue Jackets and their fans for this inconvenience."

The Blues finished the preseason 4-3-0 and begin defense of their Stanley Cup championship when they host the Washington Capitals in their season opener on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN). The Blue Jackets, who were 2-3-1 in the preseason, begin the regular season against the Toronto Maple Leafs at home on Friday (7 p.m. ET; FS-O, TSN4, NHL.TV).

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