COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed center Sergei Fedorov on Injured Reserve retroactive to January 6 and added forward Joakim Lindstrom to the roster on emergency recall from the Syracuse Crunch, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, club President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today. Lindstrom is expected to be in the lineup for tonight’s game against Nashville.
Fedorov, who suffered an elbow injury in last Saturday’s game at San Jose, has missed Columbus last two games and is listed as day-to-day. He has tallied 13 goals and 15 assists for 28 points with 26 penalty minutes in 36 games this season. He is tied for the club lead in goals and ranks third in points, while adding six power play, two shorthanded and two game-winning goals. In 1,091 career NHL games, Fedorov has registered 456-635-1,091.
Lindstrom, 23, has collected 1-0-1 with an even plus/minus rating in four games with the Blue Jackets this season, scoring his first career NHL goal at Minnesota on December 29. Columbus second pick, 41st overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft, he made his NHL debut with the Blue Jackets last season and was scoreless in three games. The Skelleftea, Sweden native has also tallied 6-8-14 and six penalty minutes in 18 games with Syracuse this season and in 95 career AHL games, he has registered 24-41-65 and 58 penalty minutes.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Predators at Nationwide Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FSN Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets IceBreaker pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. and includes the Blue Jackets Ice Cap post-game show immediately after the game. 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.
Individual game tickets for 2006-07 regular season home games are on sale now at Nationwide Arena, The Chiller Ice Rinks, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and on-line at www.BlueJackets.com and www.Ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, mini-plans and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.