COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled forward Jaroslav Balastik from the Syracuse Crunch, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, club President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced Wednesday. Balastik is expected to be available for tonight’s game vs. St. Louis.
Balastik, 26, has scored a goal and registered two penalty minutes in six games with the Blue Jackets this season. Columbus’ ninth pick, 184th overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft, he has registered 13 goals and 10 assists for 23 points with 28 penalty minutes in 72 career NHL games, including 12-10-22 in 66 games with the club in 2005-06. In six games with Syracuse this season, he has tallied 2-3-5 and six penalty minutes.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Blues at Nationwide Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m. ET with live coverage on FSN Ohio beginning with the IceBreaker pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. Coverage also 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.