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Columbus Blue Jackets Recall Forward Greg Moore from the American Hockey League's Syracuse Crunch

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled forward Greg Moore from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager Scott Howson announced April 3.

Moore, 25, has registered 19 goals and 21 assists for 40 points and 38 penalty minutes in 77 combined games with the Crunch and Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season. He was acquired by the Blue Jackets from the New York Islanders in exchange for defenseman Dylan Reese on March 1. In 286 career AHL games, Moore has collected 77-95-172, 140 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +4 with Syracuse, Bridgeport and Hartford. He has added 3-10-13 and 12 penalty minutes in 31 career Calder Cup playoff games.

Calgary's fifth pick, 143rd overall, in the 2003 Entry Draft, Moore appeared in six games with the NY Rangers in 2007-08, making his NHL debut Nov. 21, 2007 at Tampa Bay. Prior to his professional career, the Lisbon, Maine native spent four seasons at the University of Maine, where he collected 66-41-107 and 117 penalty minutes in 154 games spanning the 2002-06 seasons.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host reigning NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. Game time from Nationwide Arena 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 BlueJackets.com.

Tickets for all Blue Jackets 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 (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com and ticketmaster.com. Deposits for 2010-11 season tickets, as well as 10- and 20-game plans, are being accepted now. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.

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