Columbus Blue Jackets Recall Left Wing Tomas Kubalik from AHL's Springfield Falcons
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have added left wing Tomas Kubalik to the roster on emergency recall from the Springfield Falcons, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced January 8.
Kubalik (pronounced koo-BAHL-ihk), 21, has tallied 7-4-11 and 20 penalty minutes in 24 games with the Falcons this season, ranking tied for fifth on the club in goals and third in power play goals (four). He appeared in four games with the Blue Jackets last season and became just the third player in franchise history to record a multi-point game while making his NHL debut with the club when he had two assists at Washington on March 31, 2011.
The Blue Jackets’ sixth pick, 135th overall in the 2008 Entry Draft, he collected 24-29-53 and 43 penalty minutes in 76 games for Springfield in 2010-11, ranking fourth among AHL rookies in points and sixth (tied) in goals. He led the Falcons in goals, points and power play goals (six), while ranking second in assists. In 100 career AHL games, he has notched 31-33-64 and 63 penalty minutes.
Prior to his professional career, the Plzen, Czech Republic native tallied 33-42-75, 95 penalty minutes and was +16 in 58 games with Victoriaville of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2009-10, his first season in North America. Prior to his North American career, he spent four seasons playing for Plzen in the Czech Elite and Czech-2 leagues. He combined to record 36-32-68 and 222 penalty minutes in 136 games from 2005-09.
The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when the club visits the Anaheim Ducks. Game time from Honda Center is set for 8 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 7:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including WWCD 102.5 FM in Columbus and online at BlueJackets.com.
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