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Blue Jackets recall defenseman Justin Falk on emergency basis

by Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have added defenseman Justin Falk to the roster on emergency recall from Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced tonight.

Falk, 27, has recorded two penalty minutes and a -2 plus/minus rating in four games with the Blue Jackets this season. He has added 2-3-5 and 26 penalty minutes in 17 games with Lake Erie.

The Snowflake, Manitoba native has collected 2-17-19 and 136 penalty minutes in 151 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild and NY Rangers, including 1-1-2 and nine penalty minutes in nine games since joining the Jackets via trade last March. Minnesota’s second pick, 110th overall, in the 2007 NHL Draft, he has also tallied 9-29-38 and 232 penalty minutes in 245 career AHL games with the Monsters, Iowa Wild and Houston Aeros.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they visit the Arizona Coyotes. Game time from Gila River Arena is 9 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 8:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan, and online at

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