Blue Jackets activate Adrian Aucoin off injured reserve

Aucoin, 39, has missed the last six games due to a lower-body injury

Friday, 02.15.2013 / 4:00 PM
Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets today announced that defenseman Adrian Aucoin has been activated off of Injured Reserve. Aucoin, 39, has missed the past six games with a lower body injury.

Signed by Columbus as an unrestricted free agent this past summer, Aucoin has appeared in 1,079 career NHL games with the Canucks (341), Lightning (26), Islanders (235), Blackhawks (92), Flames (157), Coyotes (221) and Blue Jackets (7). The 6-2, 215-pound rearguard currently ranks 12th among all active NHL blueliners with 395 career points (121-274). A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Aucoin won a silver medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics after spending two seasons (1992-94) with the Canadian National Team and has appeared in 62 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, tallying 6-15-21.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they visit the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings at STAPLES Center. Game time is 10:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 10 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Columbus Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station WBNS-FM 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, and online at BlueJackets.com.

Columbus’ next home game will be played on Tuesday, Feb. 26, vs. Jaromir Jagr and the Dallas Stars. Game time is 7 p.m. Single game tickets for all Blue Jackets home games start at $26 and are on sale now at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, The OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com, the official club web site, and ticketmaster.com. For information about full and partial season tickets and group ticket opportunities, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.

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