BLUE JACKETS RECALL JOHANSEN
Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Falcons announced on Sunday that center Ryan Johansen has been recalled by their NHL affiliate, the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Johansen is tied for first on the Falcons with 17 goals and is fifth on the club with 30 points while also adding 16 assists with a +11 rating in 40 games. The second-year pro has skated in 10 contests with Columbus this season after joining the Blue Jackets at the start of the 2012-2013 NHL season, collecting two assists with a -5 mark.
As a rookie in 2011-2012, Johansen accumulated 21 points (9g-12a) and was -2 in 67 games with the Blue Jackets. The 20-year-old from Vancouver, British Columbia was selected in the first round (fourth overall) by the Blue Jackets in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Springfield closes out the weekend this afternoon at 3 p.m. in Worcester, battling the Sharks at the DCU Center.
The Falcons return to the MassMutual Center to host Adirondack next Friday, concluding their suspended Feb. 17 contest at 6:05 p.m. before playing a full-game versus the Phantoms at 7:30 p.m. Springfield welcomes Providence to The Nest on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and finishes its home three-in-three on Sunday, taking on the Sharks at 3:00 p.m.
Single-game tickets to see the Falcons in 2012-2013 can be purchased at the MassMutual Center Box Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. through game time on Saturday home dates, and starting four hours prior to Sunday home contests. Fans can also purchase tickets by logging onto Ticketmaster.com. For information about discounted group packages to Falcons home games, call (413) 739-GOAL (4625).