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Columbus Blue Jackets Place Defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen on Injured Reserve, Recall Defenseman Aaron Rome

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen on injured reserve and have recalled defenseman Aaron Rome from the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch, club General Manager Scott Howson announced February 21. Tollefsen is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks with a lower body injury.

Tollefsen, 24, has collected one assist and 37 penalty minutes in 19 games this season. The Oslo, Norway native was Columbus' third pick, 65th overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft. He has registered four goals and six assists for 10 points and racked up 273 penalty minutes in 145 career NHL games.

Rome, 25, has tallied 7-21-28, 153 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of +7 in 48 games with the Crunch this season. He leads Syracuse defensemen in scoring, ranks second on the club in plus/minus and third in penalty minutes. The Nesbitt, Manitoba native has registered 27-95-122 and 666 penalty minutes in 318 career AHL games.

Los Angeles' fourth pick, 104th overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft, Rome made his NHL debut with the Anaheim Ducks in 2006-07 as he appeared in one regular season and one playoff game. He was acquired by the Blue Jackets along with defenseman Clay Wilson in exchange for forward Geoff Platt on Nov. 15, 2007. He tallied 1-1-2 and 33 penalty minutes in 17 games with the Blue Jackets in 2007-08.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Anaheim Ducks. Face-off at Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also 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 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for 2008-09 regular season home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, The Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on group tickets, 2009-10 season tickets and mini-plans, call (614) 246-PUCK or 800-NHL-COLS.

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