COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed right wing David Vyborny on injured reserve and have recalled center Derek MacKenzie from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Scott Howson announced December 9. Vyborny was placed on injured reserve retroactive to December 1 when he suffered a hip injury against the Calgary Flames at Pengrowth Saddledome.
MacKenzie, 26, 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. He is second on the club in goals and fourth in points. He also is tied for the league-lead in shorthanded goals with three. In 404 career AHL games, he has 93-106-199 with 465 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +39.
Atlanta's sixth pick, 128th overall, in the 1999 Entry Draft, MacKenzie has appeared in 28 career NHL games and has 0-2-2 with 20 penalty minutes spanning four seasons with the Thrashers. He made his NHL debut Apr. 12, 2002 vs. Columbus. He signed with the Blue Jackets as a free agent on July 11, 2007.
The Blue Jackets return to action Monday when they when they host the defending Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks 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 www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.