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Blue Jackets Place Leclaire on IR; Recall Conklin and Glencross

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Pascal Leclaire on Injured Reserve, retroactive to February 20, and have recalled goaltender Ty Conklin and forward Curtis Glencross from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus American Hockey League affiliate, club President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today.

Leclaire, 24, has gone 6-15-2 with a 2.97 goals-against average, .897 save percentage and one shutout in 24 games this season. He re-aggravated a knee injury originally suffered on December 22 vs. the Vancouver Canucks, which caused him to miss 20 games. Columbus first pick, eighth overall, in the 2001 Entry Draft is 17-32-5 with a 3.13 goals-against average, .905 save percentage and one shutout in 59 career NHL games.

Conklin, 30, appeared in 10 games with the Blue Jackets, starting five, and went 2-3-1 with a 3.38 goals-against average and .870 save percentage. He is 3-12-2 with a 3.35 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in 18 games with Syracuse this season.

Glencross, 24, has 12-13-25 with 90 penalty minutes and is +4 in 41 games with the Crunch and Portland Pirates of the AHL this season. He made his NHL debut with the Anaheim Ducks on Jan. 13 vs. Colorado and scored a goal. He has recorded 35-27-62 with 244 penalty minutes in 140 career AHL games and 1-0-1 and two penalty minutes in two career NHL games.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Edmonton Oilers at Nationwide Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m. ET with live coverage on FSN Ohio begins with the IceBreaker pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. and includes the Blue Jackets Ice Cap post-game show immediately following the game. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM Sports Radio 1460 the Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.

Individual game tickets for 2006-07 regular season home games are on sale now at Nationwide Arena, The Blueline at The Chiller Ice Rinks, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and on-line at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com For information on season tickets or mini-plans call (800) NHL-COLS and for group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK.

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