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Columbus Blue Jackets Add Center Mike York to the Roster On Emergency Recall From Syracuse (AHL); Assign Defenseman Clay Wilson to Crunch

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have added center Mike York to the roster on emergency recall from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, and assigned defenseman Clay Wilson to the Crunch, Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced today.

York, 29, has registered seven goals and 16 assists for 23 points with 10 penalty minutes and a +8 plus/minus rating in 28 games this season with the Crunch. He leads the club in assists and points, while ranking second in plus/minus rating and is tied for third in goals. A veteran of 578 NHL games spanning eight seasons, the Waterford, Michigan native has tallied 127-195-322 and 135 penalty minutes. He signed with the Blue Jackets as a free agent on July 25, 2008.

Wilson, 25, notched 0-1-1 in five games with the Blue Jackets after being recalled by the club on Dec. 5. He has collected 8-7-15, including a team-leading five power play goals, and four penalty minutes in 23 games with the Crunch this season. In 233 career AHL games, he has registered 41-101-142 and 131 penalty minutes with a cumulative plus/minus rating of +34.

The Blue Jackets return to action Saturday when the club visits the Phoenix Coyotes. Game time at Jobing.com Arena is set for 9 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 8:30 p.m. The game also will be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets for all 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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