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Blue Jackets recall center Sean Collins, assign defenseman Cody Goloubef to Springfield Falcons

Collins, 24, has recorded six goals and nine assists for 15 points in 46 games with the Falcons in 2012-13, his first full season as a professional

Sunday, 02.17.2013 / 2:41 PM / News
By Blue Jackets Staff  - Writer

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets today announced that forward Sean Collins has been recalled from the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League and defenseman Cody Goloubef has been reassigned to Springfield, the club’s AHL affiliate.

Collins, 24, has recorded six goals and nine assists for 15 points in 46 games with the Falcons in 2012-13, his first full season as a professional. The 6-3, 184-pound center registered 30-26-56 in 136 games with the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s Cornell Big Red from 2008-12. Last season, he tallied a career-high 13-13-26 in 35 games before joining the Falcons at the end of the season and collecting 1-4-5 in eight contests.

A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Collins recorded 72-99-171 in 119 games with the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s Waywayseecappo Wolverines prior to commencing his collegiate career. He was selected by Columbus in the seventh round, 187th overall, of the 2008 NHL Draft.

Goloubef appeared in five games with Columbus since being recalled from the Falcons on Feb. 4, tallying 1-0-1 with four hits and a +1 plus/minus rating. He scored his first career NHL goal vs. San Jose on Feb. 11. The Blue Jackets’ second pick, 37th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft has registered 10-29-39 and 113 penalty minutes in 119 career AHL games, including 21-4-6-10 this season. Prior to turning pro, the 6-1, 190-pound native of Mississauga, Ontario played three seasons at the University of Wisconsin, collecting 12-25-37 and 138 penalty minutes in 118 games from 2007-10.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Tuesday when they visit the Pacific Division-leading Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center. Game time is 10 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre‐ game show starting at 9:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Columbus Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station WBNS‐FM 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, and online at BlueJackets.com.

Columbus’ next home game will be on Tuesday, Feb. 26, vs. the Dallas Stars. Game time is 7 p.m. Single game tickets for all Blue Jackets home games start at $26 and are on sale now at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, The OhioHealth 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 ticketmaster.com. For information about full and partial season tickets and group ticket opportunities, call (800) NHL‐COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.

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