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Columbus Assigns Picard to Syracuse

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned forward Alexandre Picard to the Syracuse Crunch, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, club President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today.

Picard, 21, has scored five goals and four assists for nine points with 22 penalty minutes in 16 games with Syracuse and has appeared in two games with Columbus this season. He joined the Crunch after ranking second on the Blue Jackets in scoring during the preseason with 3-2-5 in five games. He has collected 14 penalty minutes in 18 games with Columbus in 2005-06. He also tallied 15-15-30 and 52 penalty minutes in 45 AHL games with Syracuse during his rookie season.

The Blue Jackets return to action this afternoon when they travel to take on the Philadelphia Flyers. Game time is set for 1 p.m. ET with live coverage on FSN Ohio beginning with the IceBreaker pre-game show at 12:30 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.

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

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