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Columbus Blue Jackets Assign Defenseman Nate Guenin to American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenseman Nate Guenin to the Springfield Falcons, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced October 26.

Guenin, 27, was scoreless with two penalty minutes in three games with the Blue Jackets. He has registered two assists and eight penalty minutes in 17 career NHL games with Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Columbus. He has tallied two penalty minutes and is +1 in four games with Springfield this season and has collected 12-49-61, 433 penalty minutes in 279 career AHL games.

The Sewickley, Pennsylvania native played two seasons with Green Bay of the United States Hockey League before being the third pick, 127th overall, of the New York Rangers in the 2002 Entry Draft. He played the next four seasons at The Ohio State University, registering 6-47-53 and 400 penalty minutes in 151 games from 2002-06. As a junior in 2004-05, Guenin earned CCHA Second Team All-Star honors after notching 2-12-14 and 136 penalty minutes in 41 games.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they host the Edmonton Oilers. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set for 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 will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including 97.1 The Fan and online at

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 and Six-, 10- and 20-game packages for the 2010-11 season are also on sale. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit

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