COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have added forward Tomas Kana to the roster on emergency recall from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager Scott Howson announced March 29.
Kana, 22, was acquired by Columbus along with defenseman Brendan Bell from St. Louis in exchange for forward Pascal Pelletier on December 8. The Blues' third pick, 31st overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft, he has tallied 15 goals and 13 assists for 28 points with a +2 plus/minus rating and six power play goals in 49 games with Syracuse this season. Kana split the previous two seasons between the AHL with Peoria and ECHL with the Alaska Aces. The Opava, Czech Republic native played parts of four seasons with HC Vitkovice Steel and Usti n. L. in the Czech Elite League from 2004-08, registering 19-21-40 and 128 penalty minutes in 112 games.
The club also announced that forwards Jared Boll and Chris Clark will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2009-10 season due to injuries suffered last week. Boll, who tallied 4-3-7 and a team-high 149 penalty minutes in 68 games this season, suffered a hand injury at New Jersey on March 23. Clark suffered a knee injury in last night's 4-2 win at Chicago and had collected 7-13-20 and 48 penalty minutes in 74 games this season, including 3-2-5 and 21 penalty minutes in 36 games after joining the Blue Jackets in a trade with Washington on December 28.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Tuesday when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning. Game time at Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game also 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 www.BlueJackets.com and www.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 www.BlueJackets.com.