Blue Jackets Preseason Schedule Released; Includes Four Home Games

By Jacob Nitzberg on July 20, 2021 at 11:52 am
May 8, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson (middle) celebrates with teammates center Jack Roslovic (left) and right wing Patrik Laine (right) after scoring a goal against the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st period at Nationwide Arena.
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Hockey will be here soon.

Yesterday, the Blue Jackets announced their preseason schedule. It's eight games, all of which are against regional opponents. They'll play the Penguins, Sabres, Blues, and Red Wings two times apiece.

There was no preseason before the 2020 season due to COVID-19. In 2019, the Blue Jackets played seven games. This preseason will be an opportunity for new players like Justin Danforth and Gregory Hofmann to get NHL minutes under their belt. Young gun Yegor Chinakhov will get his first taste of North American hockey, and Brad Larsen will evaluate player performances to see who will make the opening night roster. It may just be the preseason, but there are still several important storylines to watch.

Date  Time (ET) Opponent Location
9/27 7 p.m. Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh
9/28 7 p.m. Buffalo Nationwide Arena, Columbus
9/29 7 p.m. St. Louis Nationwide Arena, Columbus
10/2 7 p.m. Detroit Little Caesars Arena, Detroit
10/4 7 p.m. Buffalo KeyBank Center, Buffalo
10/6 7 p.m. Detroit Nationwide Arena, Columbus
10/8 8 p.m. St. Louis Enterprise Center, St. Louis
10/9 7 p.m. Pittsburgh Nationwide Arena, Columbus