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Jackets Recall Platt; Assign Goertzen

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled forward Geoff Platt to the Syracuse Crunch, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, club President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced Tuesday. The club also re-assigned forward Steven Goertzen to the Crunch

Platt has collected two penalty minutes in a pair of games with the Blue Jackets this season and has totaled 0-5-5 and 18 penalty minutes in 17 career NHL games with Columbus. He currently leads Syracuse in goals, points, power play goals (four) and shorthanded goals (two) having tallied 9-4-13, 10 penalty minutes and a +1 plus/minus rating in 13 games. In 2005-06, he ranked third on the Crunch in scoring with 30-35-65 and 58 penalty minutes in 68 games as a rookie.

Goertzen registered 10 penalty minutes in seven games with the Blue Jackets this season and has totaled 54 penalty minutes in 46 career NHL games with the club. In 11 games with Syracuse this season, he has registered 2-2-4 and 38 penalty minutes.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Wednesday when they host the St. Louis Blues. Game time is set for 7 p.m. ET with live coverage on FSN Ohio beginning with the IceBreaker pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. Coverage also includes the Blue Jackets Ice Cap post-game show immediately following 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.

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