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2019-20 Columbus Blue Jackets regular season schedule released

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The Blue Jackets schedule has been released; now fans can begin preparations for the new season.

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The Columbus Blue Jackets 2019-20 schedule has been released.

After an announcement was made last week that the team will open their season at home on Friday, October 4 2019 against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the full schedule was announced by the team and the NHL today.

The Blue Jackets will play 14 back to backs this season, and 6 of their final 8 games on the road. The team closes the season on the road on April 3, 2020 at the Carolina Hurricanes. Finally, the California road trip will take place from January 6-11, 2020 (including trips to Anaheim, San Jose, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas) while the western Canada swing will take place in March again this season, between March 4 and March 8.

The first matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins comes on Saturday, October 5, 2019, the second night of the season. Pittsburgh comes to Columbus on November 29, 2019 and March 12, 2020. The All Star break comes from January 22, 2020 to February 1, 2020.

Let us know what road trips you plan to take this season! What do you think of the schedule overall?