COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled forward Marko Dano from the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Dano, 20, made his NHL debut October 9 at Buffalo and has registered a goal and an assist for two points and averaged 11:42 TOI per game in eight outings with the Blue Jackets this season. He notched his first NHL goal and assist October 11 vs. the NY Rangers. The Eisenstadt, Austria native has added 10-8-18 and 26 penalty minutes in 37 games with Springfield in 2014-15 and has posted 12-12-24 with 30 penalty minutes in 47 career AHL games.
The club’s third first-round pick, 27th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft, Dano spent the past two seasons with the KHL’s HC Sloven. He registered 6-6-12 and 67 penalty minutes in 78 games with the club, including 3-2-5 and 41 penalty minutes in 41 games in 2013-14. He also represented Slovakia at the 2013 World Championships and 2013 and 2014 World Junior Championships.
The Blue Jackets return to action Tuesday when they play the Philadelphia Flyers. Game time from Wells Fargo Center is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including the flagship station 97.1 The Fan, and online at BlueJackets.com.