COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have added defenseman Mathieu Roy to the roster on emergency recall from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, and placed defenseman Mike Commodore on injured reserve retroactive to September 19, General Manager Scott Howson announced October 3.
Roy (pronounced WAH) has spent his five-year professional career in the Edmonton Oilers organization, tallying two goals and one assist for three points with 57 penalty minutes in 30 career NHL games. He has also registered 16-75-91 and 390 penalty minutes in 241 career American Hockey League games with Toronto, Edmonton, Hamilton and Springfield. In 2008-09, he notched 2-15-17 and 120 penalty minutes in 59 games with Springfield.
Edmonton's 10th pick, 215th overall, in the 2003 Entry Draft, Roy played four seasons with Val-d’Or of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 1999-03, registering 19-58-77 and 393 penalty minutes in 183 career games. He was signed by the Blue Jackets as a free agent on July 14, 2009.
The Jackets open the 2009-10 regular season tonight against the Wild. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 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 broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station WWCD-FM, CD101, as well as online at BlueJackets.com.
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 BlueJackets.com and ticketmaster.com. 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 BlueJackets.com.