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Columbus Blue Jackets Add Center Derek MacKenzie to the Roster on Emergency Recall from American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have added center Derek MacKenzie to the roster on emergency recall from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager Scott Howson announced November 4.

MacKenzie, 28, has registered three goals and six assists for nine points, 10 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of +4 in 11 games with the Crunch this season. He leads the club in assists and points (tied) while his two shorthanded goals tie him for the League lead.

The Sudbury, Ontario native has collected 2-2-4 and 30 penalty minutes in 46 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Atlanta Thrashers. He was originally Atlanta’s sixth pick, 128th overall, in the 1999 Entry Draft. In 514 career AHL games, he has tallied 133-161-294, 547 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +48 with Chicago and Syracuse.

The Blue Jackets return action tonight when they host the San Jose Sharks. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station WWCD-FM, CD101, and online at

Blue Jackets single game tickets are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at the Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at and Season tickets starting at $18 per game, as well as six-, 10- and 20-game packages for the 2009-10 season are also on sale. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit

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