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Blue Jackets Add Center Zenon Konopka to the Roster on Emergency Recall
Columbus Right Wing Nikolai Zherdev doubtful for tonight's game vs. Minnesota due to illness

Saturday, 01.27.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Blue Jackets Add Center Zenon Konopka to the Roster on Emergency Recall
Columbus Right Wing Nikolai Zherdev doubtful for tonight\'s game vs. Minnesota due to illness<\/span>

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have added center Zenon Konopka to the roster on emergency recall from the Syracuse Crunch, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today.

Konopka was acquired by Columbus with left wing Curtis Glencross and a conditional seventh round pick in either the 2007 or 2008 NHL Entry Draft from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for right wing Joe Motzko, center Mark Hartigan and a fourth round pick in the 2007 Entry Draft on Friday.

Konopka, 26, has tallied four goals and three assists for seven points with 48 penalty minutes in 23 career NHL games, all during the 2005-06 season with Anaheim. This year he has collected a team-leading 11-24-35, 97 penalty minutes and is +18 in 42 games with the Portland Pirates. In 266 career AHL games, he has 75-132-207, 804 penalty minutes and a cumulative plus/minus rating of +52.

The Niagara Falls, Ontario native played four seasons with the Ottawa 67s of the Ontario Hockey League from 1998-2002. In 242 career OHL games, he registered 53-132-185 and 389 penalty minutes. In 2000-01, he tallied 20-45-65 and 120 penalty minutes in 66 games and added 7-13-20 in 20 playoff games to help Ottawa advance to the Memorial Cup Tournament.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Wild at Nationwide Arena. Game time is 7 p.m. with live coverage on FSN Ohio beginning with the Ice Breaker 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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