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Columbus Blue Jackets Assign Forwards Derek MacKenzie, Joakim Lindstrom to AHL's Syracuse Crunch

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned center Derek MacKenzie and left wing Joakim Lindstrom to the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Scott Howson announced December 11.

MacKenzie made his Blue Jackets debut and was scoreless vs. Anaheim on Monday night. He has recorded 10 goals and five assists for 15 points with 24 penalty minutes and is +1 in 27 games this season with the Crunch, ranking second on the club in goals and fourth in points.

Lindstrom picked up 1-0-1 in three games with Columbus, scoring his second career NHL goal vs. Colorado on December 5. He has collected 11-13-24 and 24 penalty minutes in 22 games with the Crunch this season and was leading the club in goals and points and ranked second in assists, while tied for seventh in the AHL in goals and ninth in points when he was recalled on December 3.

The Blue Jackets return to action Wednesday when they when they host the Colorado Avalanche at Nationwide Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FSN Ohio will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also 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 The 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 and For information on season and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.

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