COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have reassigned defenseman Nick Holden to the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League, club Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Holden has recorded 17:19 worth of ice time and a +1 plus/minus rating in two games played with Columbus and tallied 4-18-22 in addition to a +13 rating in 44 appearances with Springfield earlier this season.
A native of St. Albert, AB, Holden was originally signed by the Blue Jackets as a free agent on March 28, 2008. The 6-4, 207-pound blueliner has re-signed a one-year contract extension with Columbus in each of the past two summers. In seven career NHL appearances, Holden has registered seven hits and a +1 rating. The 25-year-old rearguard has skated in 222 career games in the AHL, totaling 17-62-79 and 177 penalty minutes. Prior to commencing his professional career, Holden spent two seasons (2006-08) with the Western Hockey League’s Chilliwack Bruins, recording 30-61-91, 116 PIM in 137 appearances.
The Blue Jackets return to action Friday 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 is scheduled to take place 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.