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Columbus Blue Jackets Recall Forward Derek Dorsett from Syracuse

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled right wing Derek Dorsett from the Syracuse Crunch, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets' General Manager Scott Howson announced November 19.

Dorsett, 21, has one goal and one assist for two points and 56 penalty minutes in 10 games with the Blue Jackets this season. He ranks third in the NHL in penalty minutes and scored his first NHL goal – the game-winner – against Vancouver on October 21. In seven games with the Crunch, he has 1-5-6, 35 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of +2. Columbus’ ninth pick, 189th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft, he has registered 11-13-24 with 324 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +7 in 71 career AHL games.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Saturday when they visit the Atlanta Thrashers. Game time from Philips 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 be also broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.

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