COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets
have added defenseman Derrick Walser and forward Joakim Lindstrom
to the roster on emergency recall from the Syracuse Crunch
, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced today.
Walser, 28, has appeared in three games with Columbus in 2006-07 and spent parts of three seasons with the Blue Jackets from 2001-04. He has collected 6-21-27 and 56 penalty minutes in 85 career NHL games. He has also tallied 9-25-34 with 61 penalty minutes and a +3 plus/minus rating in 48 AHL games with the Crunch and Albany River Rats
this season, including 9-24-33, 57 penalty minutes with a +10 plus/minus rating in 42 games with Syracuse. He was acquired from Carolina on November 29 in a trade that sent defenseman Mark Flood to the Hurricanes.
Lindstrom, 23, has collected 1-0-1 with two penalty minutes in five games with the Blue Jackets this season, scoring his first career NHL goal at Minnesota on December 29. Columbus' second pick, 41st overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft, he made his NHL debut with the Blue Jackets last season and was scoreless in three games. The Skelleftea, Sweden native has also tallied 18-23-41 with 26 penalty minutes and is +3 in 46 games with Syracuse this season and in 123 career AHL games, he has registered 36-56-92 with 78 penalty minutes and has a cumulative plus/minus rating of +9.