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Columbus Blue Jackets Recall Defenseman Grant Clitsome from American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled defenseman Grant Clitsome from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Scott Howson announced March 22.

Clitsome, 24, made his NHL debut against Vancouver on March 2 and tallied two assists to become the first Blue Jackets player to record multiple assists in his NHL debut. Columbus' 12th pick, 271st overall, in the 2004 Entry Draft, he has registered 5-15-20 and 42 penalty minutes in 64 games with Syracuse this season. He ranks tied for second among Crunch defensemen in assists and is third in points. He has collected 9-39-39 and 116 penalty minutes in 137 career AHL games.

The Blue Jackets return to action Tuesday when they visit the New Jersey Devils. Game time from Prudential Center is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game also will be 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, and online at

Blue Jackets single game tickets are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at the Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at and Season tickets starting at $18 per game, as well as six-, 10- and 20-game packages for the 2009-10 season are also on sale. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit

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