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Columbus Blue Jackets Recall Defenseman Clay Wilson from AHL's Syracuse Crunch

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled defenseman Clay Wilson from the Syracuse Crunch, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced December 5.

Wilson, 25, has collected eight goals and seven assists for 15 points, including a team-leading five power play goals, and four penalty minutes in 23 games with the Crunch this season. He currently leads all AHL defensemen in goals and ranks fourth in points. In 233 career AHL games, he has registered 41-101-142 and 131 penalty minutes with a cumulative plus/minus rating of +34.

The Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota native was acquired by the Blue Jackets with defenseman Aaron Rome from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Geoff Platt on Nov. 14, 2007. He made his NHL debut with Columbus last season and tallied 1-1-2, two penalty minutes and was +3 in seven games. The Michigan Tech University product also had 14-33-47 and 35 penalty minutes in 71 AHL games with Syracuse and Portland in 2007-08 and played in the AHL All-Star Game.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Saturday when they visit the Los Angeles Kings. Game time from STAPLES Center is set for 10:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD will begin with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 10 p.m. The game also 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 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 (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, mini-plans or group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or 800-NHL-COLS.

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