COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled defenseman Justin Falk from Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate and assigned right wing Josh Anderson to the club’s AHL affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Falk, 27, has recorded two goals and two assists for four points and 24 penalty minutes in 15 games with Lake Erie this season. He posted 1-1-2 and 14 penalty minutes in 18 games with the Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild during the 2014-15 season, including 1-1-2 and seven penalty minutes in five games with Columbus after being acquired with a fifth round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft from Minnesota in exchange for defenseman Jordan Leopold on March 2, 2015. He added 1-6-7 with 34 penalty minutes in 39 games with the Iowa Wild (AHL) last season.
The Snowflake, Manitoba native has tallied 2-17-19 and 134 penalty minutes in 147 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Wild and NY Rangers. Minnesota’s second pick, 110th overall, in the 2007 NHL Draft, Falk has also registered 9-28-37 and 230 penalty minutes in 243 career AHL games with the Monsters, Wild and Houston Aeros.
Anderson, 21, has collected 0-2-2 and a +2 plus/minus rating in three games with the Jackets this season. He has added 3-1-4 with 10 penalty minutes and a -1 plus/minus rating in eight games with Lake Erie. The Burlington, Ontario native posted 0-1-1 and two penalty minutes in six games with Columbus during his first professional season in 2014-15. The club’s fourth pick, 95th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft, Anderson also registered 7-10-17 and 76 penalty minutes in 52 AHL games with the Springfield Falcons.