COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated right wing Derek Dorsett off injured reserve and assigned him to the Syracuse Crunch, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Dorsett had been sidelined with a leg stress fracture since September 25.
Columbus's ninth pick, 189th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft, Dorsett spent the past three seasons with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League. He registered 49 goals and 79 assists for 128 points with 593 penalty minutes and a cumulative +42 plus/minus rating in 180 career games. In 2006-07, he tallied a career-high 19-45-64 and added 209 penalty minutes in 61 games and added 8-8-16 in 17 playoff games to help the Tigers win the WHL championship and gain a berth in the Memorial Cup Tournament.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Wednesday when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks. Game time from United Center is set for 8:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FSN Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 8 p.m. 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.
Tickets to Blue Jackets home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line Team Store locations at The Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Chiller North and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, as well as all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.