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Blue Jackets recall Nikita Filatov from Syracuse

Wednesday, 01.07.2009 / 10:12 AM / News

NHL.com

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled forward Nikita Filatov from the Syracuse Crunch, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Scott Howson announced January 7.

Filatov, 18, recently tallied 8-3-11, six penalty minutes and was +3 in seven games for Russia at the 2009 World Junior Championships, serving as team captain and finishing among the tournament's top goal scorers (first-tied) and point producers (fourth-tied). He was named to the All-Tournament Team and led Russia to the bronze medal.

The Moscow, Russia native collected 1-0-1 in four games with the Blue Jackets earlier this season. He became only the fourth player in franchise history to score a goal in his NHL debut when he lit the lamp against Nashville on October 17. He has also registered 7-10-17, 10 penalty minutes and is +6 in 23 games with the Crunch.

Columbus' first pick, sixth overall, in the 2008 Entry Draft, Filatov tallied 32-34-66 and 90 penalty minutes in 34 games with CSKA of the Russian Junior League in 2007-08. He also helped Russia capture the bronze medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships, tallying 4-5-9, 10 penalty minutes and was +7 in seven games.

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