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Columbus Blue Jackets Activate Forward Fredrik Modin Off Injured Reserve; Assign Forward Derek Dorsett to Syracuse (AHL)

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated left wing Fredrik Modin off injured reserve and assigned right wing Derek Dorsett to the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Scott Howson announced November 3. Modin is expected to return to the lineup when the Blue Jackets visit the New York Islanders.

Modin, 34, has recorded three assists and four penalty minutes in five games this season. In 769 career NHL games, he has tallied 211-208-419, 389 penalty minutes and has a cumulative plus/minus rating of +4 with the Blue Jackets, Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Dorsett, 21, notched 1-1-2 and 56 penalty minutes in 10 games this season. He leads the NHL in penalty minutes and scored his first NHL goal – the game-winner – against Vancouver on October 21. Columbus' ninth pick, 189th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft, he has registered 10-8-18 with 289 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +5 in 64 career AHL games.

The Blue Jackets and Islanders are set to face-off at Nassau Coliseum at 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.

Tickets for 2008-09 regular season home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, The Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can purchase tickets by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, mini-plans or group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or 800-NHL-COLS.

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