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Columbus Blue Jackets Add Forward Derek MacKenzie to the Roster on Emergency Recall from AHL's Syracuse Crunch

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have added forward Derek MacKenzie to the roster on emergency recall from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager Scott Howson announced January 4. MacKenzie is expected to join the club in time for Tuesday's game at Vancouver.

MacKenzie, 28, tallied 1-3-4 and was +4 in 16 games with the Blue Jackets earlier this season and in 62 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Atlanta Thrashers has collected 3-5-8 and 30 penalty minutes. The Sudbury, Ontario native has notched 5-11-16 and 14 penalty minutes in 20 games with the Crunch this season. He was originally Atlanta's sixth pick, 128th overall, in the 1999 Entry Draft.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Tuesday when they visit the Vancouver Canucks. Game time from General Motors Place is 10 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

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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