Blue Jackets recall Nick Drazenovic from Springfield Falcons

Drazenovic is expected to join the team for tonight's game in St. Louis

Saturday, 02.23.2013 / 12:15 PM / News
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Blue Jackets recall Nick Drazenovic from Springfield Falcons

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets today announced that center Nick Drazenovic has been recalled from the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. He is expected to join the club prior to tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues.

Drazenovic, 26, was scoreless in two games with the Blue Jackets earlier this month and has appeared in five career NHL games, including three with the Blues in 2010-11. He has registered 16 goals and 30 assists for 46 points with 18 penalty minutes and a +10 plus/minus rating in 47 games with the Falcons this season. He ranks second on the club in assists (tied), points and power play goals (nine) and is third in goals (tied).

The Prince George, British Columbia was signed by the Blue Jackets as a free agent on July 1, 2011 after spending four seasons in the Blues organization. The 6-1, 192-pound center was St. Louis’ sixth pick, 171st overall, in the 2005 NHL Draft and appeared in three games with St. Louis (0-0-0) and 278 games with the Blues’ AHL affiliate in Peoria (70-90-160) from 2007-11. In 41 appearances with Springfield last season, Drazenovic recorded 13-28-41.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they visit the Blues at Scottrade Center. Game time is 8 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre‐ game show starting at 7:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Columbus Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, and online at BlueJackets.com.

Columbus’ next home game is set for 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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