Jackets announce 2012 preseason schedule

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets will play a nine-game preseason schedule, including four home games at Nationwide Arena, prior to their 12th National Hockey League season, the club announced today.
 
The Blue Jackets open preseason play by hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nationwide Arena on Monday, September 24.  The home preseason slate also includes visits by the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday, September 26; Washington Capitals on Monday, October 1 and Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, October 2.
 
Columbus will be featured in a pair of games in non-traditional NHL markets as the club plays the Capitals at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland on Wednesday, September 26 and faces off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Kraft Hockeyville 2012 at Stirling Recreation Centre in Stirling, Ontario on Wednesday, October 3. The complete preseason schedule is below:
 
Date  Opponent  Venue  Time 
Mon, Sept 24  Pittsburgh Penguins  Nationwide Arena  7pm 
Wed, Sept 26  Carolina Hurricanes*  Nationwide Arena  3pm 
Wed, Sept 26  Washington Capitals*  ist Mariner Arena  7pm 
Sat, Sept 29  Pittsburgh Penguins  Consol Energy Ctr  3pm 
Mon, Oct 1  Washington Capitals  Nationwide Arena  7pm 
Tue, Oct 2  Buffalo Sabres  Nationwide Arena  7pm 
Wed, Oct 3  Toronto Maple Leafs  Stirling Rec Centre  TBD 
Fri, Oct 5  Carolina Hurricanes  PNC Arena  7pm 
Sat, Oct 6  Buffalo Sabres  First Niagara Center  7pm 

*Split squads

The 2013 NHL All-Star Game is coming to Columbus Jan. 26-27, 2013. Fans can guarantee access to seats for both the game and Skills Challenge now by reserving a full or partial season ticket plan for the Blue Jackets’ 2012-13 season. Ticket plans start at less than $15 per game. In addition to guaranteed access to All-Star tickets, full and partial-season ticket holders receive a number of great benefits including significant savings versus single-game prices; the best available seat locations; exclusive access to events with players and coaches; and priority access to tickets for most other events at Nationwide Arena and the Jerome Schottenstein Center. For more information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.