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Columbus Blue Jackets Recall Center Gilbert Brule from American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled center Gilbert Brule from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Scott Howson announced today. He is expected to join the club in time for Thursday’s road game against the Nashville Predators.

Brule, 21, has appeared in 31 games with the Blue Jackets this season, tallying one goal and three assists for four points with 10 penalty minutes and a +1 plus/minus rating. Since being assigned to the Crunch on January 1, he has collected 4-4-8 and 16 penalty minutes in 12 AHL contests.

Columbus' first pick, sixth overall, in the 2005 Entry Draft, he has registered 12-15-27 and 38 penalty minutes in 116 career NHL games. The 5-10, 180-pound native of Edmonton, Alberta tallied 9-10-19 and 28 penalty minutes in 78 games as a rookie with the Blue Jackets in 2006-07.

The Blue Jackets and Predators face off at Sommet Center on Thursday. Game time is set for 8 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FSN Ohio HD will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 7:30 p.m. The game will 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.

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