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Columbus Blue Jackets Recall Forwards Derek MacKenzie and Maksim Mayorov from AHL's Syracuse Crunch

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets
Derek MacKenzie

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled forwards Derek MacKenzie and Maksim Mayorov from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, General Manager Scott Howson announced March 9. Both players are expected to be in the line-up tonight against Anaheim.

MacKenzie, 28, has tallied 1-3-4 and is +3 in 17 games with the Blue Jackets this season. He has appeared in 63 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Atlanta Thrashers has collected 3-5-8 and 30 penalty minutes. The Sudbury, Ontario native has notched 17-30-47 and 30 penalty minutes in 47 games with the Crunch this season. He leads the club in points and is second in goals and assists, while his five shorthanded goals are tied for the league lead. He has recorded 88-119-207, 236 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +13 in 261 career AHL games with Syracuse and Chicago.

Maxim Mayorov

Mayorov, who turns 21 on March 26, made his NHL debut last season with the Blue Jackets at St. Louis on January 3 and was scoreless in three games with the club. He has registered 11-12-23 and 18 penalty minutes in 61 games with the Crunch this season. Columbus' fifth pick, 94th overall, in the 2007 Entry Draft, he has registered 28-26-54 and 48 penalty minutes in 132 career AHL games.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they visit the Anaheim Ducks. Game time from Honda Center is 10 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 9:30 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.

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 BlueJackets.com and ticketmaster.com. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.

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