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Blue Jackets Place Defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen, Andrew Murray on Injured Reserve; Recall Defenseman Marc Methot from Syracuse

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen and center Andrew Murray on Injured Reserve and recalled defenseman Marc Methot from the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch, club General Manager Scott Howson announced January 9.

Tollefsen, who has one goal and 67 penalty minutes with a +4 plus/minus rating in 30 games this season, will be sidelined indefinitely due to a neck injury. Murray, who has collected 2-0-2 and two penalty minutes in six games since making his NHL debut vs. Carolina on December 29, suffered a concussion in last night's game at St. Louis. He will also be out of the lineup indefinitely.

Methot, 22, has tallied 2-1-3 and 50 penalty minutes in 37 games with Syracuse this season. Columbus' seventh pick, 168th overall, in the 2003 Entry Draft, he made his NHL debut with the Blue Jackets in 2006-07 and collected 0-4-4 and 12 penalty minutes with a +5 plus/minus rating in 20 games. In 159 career AHL games, he has registered 5-27-32 and 183 penalty minutes with the Crunch.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Friday when they host the St. Louis Blues at Nationwide Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m. Live coverage on FSN Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.

Tickets to Blue Jackets home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line Team Store locations at The Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Chiller North and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, as well as all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.

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