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Columbus Blue Jackets Add Goaltender Dan LaCosta to the Roster on Emergency Recall from the Syracuse Crunch (AHL); Assign Defenseman Kris Russell to Crunch

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

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, and assigned defenseman Kris Russell to the Crunch, Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced October 26.

LaCosta, 22, stopped 15-of-17 shots in 35 minutes in relief of Fredrik Norrena at Nashville on October 18 in his only action this season with the Blue Jackets. He has a 5-0-0 record with a 2.08 goals-against average and .929 save percentage in five games with the Crunch this season. He is 19-9-4 with a 2.41 goals-against average, .916 save percentage and four shutouts in 39 career AHL games. He was Columbus' fourth pick, 93rd overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft.

Russell, 21, has recorded one point in five games for the Blue Jackets this season. Columbus' third pick, 67th overall, in the 2005 Entry Draft, he has recorded 2-9-11 with 14 penalty minutes in 72 career games.

The Blue Jackets return to action Monday when they host the Anaheim Ducks. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio 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 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 and For information on season tickets, mini-plans or group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or 800-NHL-COLS.

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