COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have added forward Chad Kolarik to the roster on emergency recall from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager Scott Howson announced April 5.
Kolarik, 24, has collected 26 goals and 24 assists for 50 points and 55 penalty minutes in 75 games with the Crunch and San Antonio Rampage this season, including 9-6-15 and 14 penalty minutes in 16 games with Syracuse. Acquired by Columbus from Phoenix in exchange for forward Alexandre Picard on March 3, he has registered 46-54-100 and 102 penalty minutes in 151 career AHL games.
Phoenix's seventh pick, 199th overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft, Kolarik spent four seasons at the University of Michigan, where he collected 78-96-174, 131 penalty minutes and a cumulative +59 plus/minus rating in 163 career games. He notched a career high 30-26-56, 24 penalty minutes and was +28 in 39 games during the 2007-08 season, en route to earning NCAA West Second All-American and CCHA First All-Star Team honors. The Abington, Pennsylvania native spent two seasons with the United States Development Program from 2002-04, registering 51-56-107 and 67 penalty minutes in 120 games. His older brother, Tyler, was the Blue Jackets' fifth pick, 150th overall, in the 2000 Entry Draft.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they visit the St. Louis Blues. Game time from Scottrade Center is 8 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations, WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101, and online at BlueJackets.com.
Tickets for all Blue Jackets 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 (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com and ticketmaster.com. Deposits for 2010-11 season tickets, as well as 10- and 20-game plans, are being accepted now. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.