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Columbus Blue Jackets Assign Defenseman Mathieu Roy to the AHL's Syracuse Crunch

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenseman Mathieu Roy to the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager Scott Howson announced February 16.

Roy (pronounced WAH) was recalled from Syracuse for the second time this season on December 1 and has tallied 10 assists, 17 penalty minutes and a -2 plus/minus rating in 31 games with Columbus this season. In 13 games with the Crunch, he has collected 0-4-4 and 32 penalty minutes.

Roy, 26, signed with the Blue Jackets as a free agent on July 14, 2009 after spending five years in the Edmonton Oilers organization. He has tallied 2-11-13 and 74 penalty minutes in 61 career NHL games. He has also registered 16-79-95 and 422 penalty minutes in 254 career American Hockey League games with Toronto, Edmonton, Hamilton and Springfield. In 2008-09, he notched 2-15-17 and 120 penalty minutes in 59 games with Springfield.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Tuesday, March 2 when they host the Vancouver Canucks. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship station WWCD-FM, CD101, and online at BlueJackets.com.

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 BlueJackets.com and ticketmaster.com. 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 BlueJackets.com.

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