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Blue Jackets assign defenseman Tim Erixon to Springfield Falcons

by Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenseman Tim Erixon to the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Erixon, 22, was recalled by Columbus on November 17 and was +1 in 18:05 of action at Vancouver in his lone appearance with the club on November 22. At the time of his recall, he was leading the Falcons in scoring with 3-10-13 and had a +4 plus/minus rating in 10 games.

The 6-2, 200-pound defenseman tallied 0-5-5, 14 penalty minutes and was +4 in 31 games with the Jackets in 2012-13 and added 5-24-29 and a +9 rating in 40 games with the Falcons. He was a member of Team East at the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic and was voted into the starting lineup by fans.

Acquired by Columbus in a trade with the New York Rangers on July 23, 2012, Erixon has registered 0-7-7, +3 in 50 career NHL games and 11-64-75, +18 in 92 career AHL games.

He was originally selected by Calgary in the first round, 23rd overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

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