COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned left wing Tomas Kubalik to the Springfield Falcons, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced January 24.
Kubalik (pronounced koo-BAHL-ihk), 21, has collected one goal and one assist for two points with six penalty minutes in eight games with the Blue Jackets this season. He scored his first career NHL goal vs. Phoenix on January 13 and has 1-3-4 and six penalty minutes in 12 career NHL games.
The Blue Jackets' sixth pick, 135th overall in the 2008 Entry Draft, he has tallied 7-4-11 and 20 penalty minutes in 24 games with the Falcons this season. He collected 24-29-53 and 43 penalty minutes in 76 games for Springfield a year ago in his first professional season and has notched 31-33-64 and 63 penalty minutes in 100 career AHL games.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when the club visits the Tampa Bay Lightning. Game time from the St. Pete Times Forum is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 7 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan, in Columbus and online at BlueJackets.com.
Single game tickets for the Blue Jackets home games starting at $26 are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, 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, the official club web site, and www.ticketmaster.com.
Full and partial season ticket plans for the Blue Jackets' 2011-12 season are on sale now starting at less than $15 per game. Full and partial-season ticket holders receive a number of great benefits including significant savings versus single-game prices; the best available seat locations; exclusive access to events with players and coaches; and priority access to tickets for most other events at Nationwide Arena and the Jerome Schottenstein Center. For more information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.