03/24/2014 8:25 AM
The Springfield Falcons announced Monday that defenseman Tim Erixon has been recalled by the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team’s NHL affiliate. Columbus also returned defenseman Frederic St. Denis on loan to Springfield.
Erixon, 23, leads all Springfield defensemen this season with 33 points and 28 assists in only 36 games. The Sweden native has totaled 95 points (13 goals, 82 assists) in 128 career AHL contests and represented the Falcons at the 2013 AHL All-Star Game.
In 51 NHL games between the Blue Jackets and the New York Rangers, Erixon has amassed seven assists, 24 penalty minutes and a +4 rating. This season, the 2009 first-round draft selection has appeared in two games with Columbus, notching two penalty minutes and a +2 rating.
St. Denis, 28, has played 51 games for the Falcons this season, totaling 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists) and a team-high +14 rating. The Greenfield Park, Quebec native was recalled by the Blue Jackets Monday, March 7, but has not appeared in an NHL game this season. St. Denis, who was named to his second AHL All-Star team in 2014, has accumulated 112 points (28 goals, 84 assists) in 314 career AHL games between Springfield and the Hamilton Bulldogs.
The Falcons are back in action at the MassMutual Center Wednesday, March 26 to host the Adirondack Phantoms at 7:00 p.m.