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Columbus Blue Jackets Assign Forward Matt Calvert to AHL's Springfield Falcons

Monday, 10.17.2011 / 10:04 AM / News
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Columbus Blue Jackets Assign Forward Matt Calvert to AHL\'s Springfield Falcons

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned forward Matt Calvert to the Springfield Falcons, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced October 17.

Matt Calvert

Calvert, 21, has recorded one assists, two penalty minutes and is +1 in five games with the Blue Jackets this season. He made his NHL debut last season on January 7 at Anaheim and tallied 11-9-20, 12 penalty minutes and was +3 in 42 games with Columbus. He began the season in Springfield and collected 13-12-25 and 12 penalty minutes in 38 games.

The Brandon, Manitoba native was the Blue Jackets’ fifth pick, 127th overall, in the 2008 Entry Draft. He collected 47-52-99, 70 penalty minutes and was +47 in 68 games for the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings in 2009-10. He was selected to the WHL Eastern Conference Second All-Star Team. He added 9-7-16 and 15 penalty minutes in 15 playoff games to help Brandon reach the Memorial Cup Final and was named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team. He notched 99-131-230, 181 penalty minutes and had a cumulative plus/minus rating of +83 in 198 career games with Brandon, including 10-10-20, 24 penalty minutes and was +13 in 18 career playoff games.

The Blue Jackets return to action Tuesday when the club hosts the Dallas Stars. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with a special edition of the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including 97.1 The Fan and online at BlueJackets.com.

Single game tickets for the Blue Jackets home games starting at $26 are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com, the official club web site, and www.ticketmaster.com.

Full and partial season ticket plans for the Blue Jackets’ 2011-12 season are on sale now starting at less than $15 per game. Full and partial-season ticket holders receive a number of great benefits including significant savings versus single-game prices; the best available seat locations; exclusive access to events with players and coaches; and priority access to tickets for most other events at Nationwide Arena and the Jerome Schottenstein Center. For more information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.

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