BLOMQVIST REASSIGNED TO FALCONS
Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Falcons announced on Thursday that defenseman Anton Blomqvist has been reassigned to the club by its NHL affiliate, the Columbus Blue Jackets, from its ECHL developmental team, the Evansville IceMen.
Blomqvist, a second-year pro, has two assists in 20 games with Evansville this season. A native of Kristianstad, Sweden, Blomqvist saw action in only 24 games in his rookie campaign of 2011-2012 with Springfield due to injury, posting 19 penalty minutes with no points. Blomqvist made his AHL debut with Springfield at the end of the 2010-2011 season, registering his first AHL assist on Apr. 9 against Providence.
The 22-year-old was selected in the sixth round (167th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by Columbus. He is in the second season of his three-year NHL entry-level contract with the Blue Jackets.
Northeast Division-leading Springfield heads to Worcester for the first of eight meetings with the Sharks this Friday at 7:30 p.m. before returning home to the MassMutual Center to host Providence on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Comcast is the presenting sponsor of Saturday's game. Fans can win a free bicycle courtesy of Gus Coelho Auto Repair at 442 Holyoke St. in Ludlow as part of "Cycle Saturday" at the MassMutual Center (GusAutoRepair.net).
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).