COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled forward Joe Motzko from the Syracuse Crunch, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, club President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today. Motzko is expected to join the club and be available to play in tomorrow’s game at Los Angeles.
Motzko, 26, has tallied 11 goals and 23 assists for 34 points with 29 penalty minutes and is +2 in 31 games with the Crunch this season. He leads Syracuse in points and assists and also ranks tied-12th in the AHL in assists. He was signed as a free agent by the Blue Jackets on May 15, 2003, and is scoreless in four career games with the Blue Jackets. The Bemidji, Minnesota, native has also tallied 83-119-172 with 193 penalty minutes in 251 career AHL games.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Wednesday when they play the Los Angeles Kings at STAPLES Center. Game time is set for 10:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FSN Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets IceBreaker pre-game show at 10 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.