Club also assigns eight players to AHL's Syracuse Crunch to trim roster to 28 players
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Jackets Defenseman Rostislav Klesla Suspended Two Games By NHL
Club also assigns eight players to AHL's Syracuse Crunch to trim roster to 28 players

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Rostislav Klesla has been suspended two games by the National Hockey League for a hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Tuomo Ruutu during a preseason game on Sept. 22, the NHL and the Blue Jackets announced today. Klesla will miss Columbus' first two regular season games – Oct. 6 vs. Vancouver and Oct. 7 at Chicago.

Blue Jackets President and General Manager Doug MacLean also announced that eight players have been assigned to the Syracuse Crunch, the club's American Hockey League affiliate. The club’s roster now stands at 28 players.

The following players were assigned to the Crunch: defensemen Tomas Kloucek, Filip Novak and Jamie Pushor, right wings Joe Motzko and Brandon Sugden, left wing Joakim Lindstrom and centers Eric Boguniecki and Janne Hauhtonen.

The Blue Jackets (3-3-0) close out their preseason schedule on Friday at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina against the defending Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes. Game time is 7 p.m. The game will be televised live on FSN Ohio with Jeff Rimer (play-by-play) and Danny Gare (color analyst) calling the action.

The Blue Jackets officially begin their sixth NHL season on Friday, Oct. 6 against the Vancouver Canucks. Game time at Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive at the arena and be in their seats by 6:45 p.m. for the start of the pre-game festivities.

Club also assigns eight players to AHL's Syracuse Crunch to trim roster to 28 players
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