COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled left wing Joakim Lindstrom from the Syracuse Crunch, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced December 3. The club also assigned goaltender Tomas Popperle to Syracuse. Popperle was added to the roster on emergency recall on November 28.
Lindstrom, who turns 24 on Wednesday, has collected 11 goals and 13 assists for 24 points with 24 penalty minutes in 22 games with the Crunch this season. He leads the club in goals and points, while ranking second in assists. He is tied for seventh in the AHL in goals and is tied for ninth in points.
The Skelleftea, Sweden native has tallied 51-72-123 with 110 penalty minutes in 149 career AHL games. He has appeared in 12 games with the Blue Jackets and scored his first career NHL goal at Minnesota on December 29. He was the Blue Jackets' second pick, 41st overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Dallas Stars at Nationwide Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m. ET. The game will broadcast nationwide on VERSUS. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.
Tickets to Blue Jackets home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line Team Store locations at The Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Chiller North and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, as well as all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.