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Columbus Blue Jackets Assign Forward Derek MacKenzie to the AHL's Syracuse Crunch

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned forward Derek MacKenzie to the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager Scott Howson announced January 7.

MacKenzie, who was added to the roster on emergency recall on January 4, has tallied 1-3-4 and is +3 in 17 games with the Blue Jackets this season. He has appeared in 63 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Atlanta Thrashers has collected 3-5-8 and 30 penalty minutes. The Sudbury, Ontario native has notched 5-11-16 and 14 penalty minutes in 20 games with the Crunch this season.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they visit the Edmonton Oilers. Game time from Rexall Place is 9 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 8:30 p.m. The game also will be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101, 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 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

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