COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have added goaltender Dan LaCosta to the roster on emergency recall from the Syracuse Crunch, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced October 17. LaCosta is expected to join the club prior to Saturday's game at Nashville.
LaCosta, 22, is 4-0-0 with a 2.09 goals-against average and .933 save percentage in four games with the Crunch this season, including 36 saves in a 3-2 shootout win over Binghamton earlier tonight. He is 18-9-4 with a 2.42 goals-against average, .917 save percentage and four shutouts in 38 career AHL games. Last year, he stopped five-of-five shots in 13 minutes of action in his NHL debut with the Jackets at Nashville on Mar. 25, 2008. He was Columbus' fourth pick, 93rd overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft.
The Blue Jackets and Predators face off in the second game of a home-and-home set on Saturday at Sommet Center. Game time is set for 8 p.m. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 7:30 p.m. The game will also broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.
Tickets for 2008-09 regular season 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.