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Columbus Blue Jackets Assign Defenseman Marc Methot to Syracuse (AHL)

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenseman Marc Methot to the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets' General Manager Scott Howson announced January 23.

Methot, 22, has appeared in six games and recorded six penalty minutes this season with the Blue Jackets. He has tallied 2-1-3 and 50 penalty minutes in 37 games with Syracuse this season. Columbus' seventh pick, 168th overall, in the 2003 Entry Draft, he made his NHL debut with the Blue Jackets in 2006-07 and collected 0-4-4 and 12 penalty minutes with a +5 plus/minus rating in 20 games. In 159 career AHL games, he has registered 5-27-32 and 183 penalty minutes with the Crunch.

The Blue Jackets return to action Thursday when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FSN Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 8 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.

Tickets to Blue Jackets home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line Team Store locations at Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Chiller North and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, as well as all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.

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