The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-assigned goaltender Andrew Penner to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, club President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today. Penner had been recalled on an emergency basis on Oct. 25 and served as Martin Prusek's back-up during Wednesday night's win over the Nashville Predators.
Penner, 22, has appeared in one game with the Crunch this season and is 1-0-0 with a 3.00 goals-against average and .932 save percentage. He made 41 saves in a 6-3 win over Rochester on Saturday. He is 9-12-1 with a 2.71 goals-against average in 24 career AHL games, including a 8-12-1 mark with a 2.70 goals-against average in 23 games as an AHL rookie in 2004-05.
The Blue Jackets return to the ice at Nationwide Arena on Friday at 7 p.m. against the Minnesota Wild. Television coverage of Blue Jackets hockey on FSN Ohio this Friday begins with the IceBreaker pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. The game, which begin at 7 p.m., also will be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM Sports Radio 1460 the Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.