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Walser Assigned to Syracuse

by Staff Writer / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenseman Derrick Walser to the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today.

Walser, 28, has appeared in six games with Columbus in 2006-07, scoring two goals with a +1 plus/minus rating, raising his career totals to 8-21-29 and 56 penalty minutes in 88 NHL games. He has also tallied 9-25-34 with 61 penalty minutes and a +3 plus/minus rating in 48 AHL games with the Crunch and Albany River Rats this season, including 9-24-33, 57 penalty minutes with a +10 plus/minus rating in 42 games with Syracuse. He was acquired from Carolina on November 29 in a trade that sent defenseman Mark Flood to the Hurricanes.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they host the Anaheim Ducks. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FSN Ohio begins 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 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 Blueline at The Chiller Ice Rinks, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers and online at and For information on season tickets or mini-plans call (800) NHL-COLS and for group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK.

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