COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled forward Alexandre Picard from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus American Hockey League affiliate, club President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today.
Picard, 21, has appeared in nine games with the Blue Jackets this season and has collected 14 penalty minutes in 26 career NHL games with the club. In 47 games with Syracuse, he has 11-17-28 and 73 penalty minutes. He ranks third on the club with eight power play goals. Columbus top pick in the 2004 Entry Draft, he has registered 26-32-58 and 125 penalty minutes in 92 career AHL games.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Dallas Stars. Game time at Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101 begins at 6:30 p.m.
Individual game tickets for 2006-07 regular season home games are on sale now at Nationwide Arena, The Blueline at The Chiller Ice Rinks, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets or mini-plans call (800) NHL-COLS and for group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK.