COLLINS RECALLED BY BLUE JACKETS
Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Falcons announced on Friday that forward Sean Collins has been recalled on an emergency basis by their NHL affiliate, the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Collins, 24, made his NHL debut earlier this season with Columbus and is scoreless in two contests with the Blue Jackets. He has 20 points (7g-13a) in 53 outings with the Falcons in 2012-2013.
A rookie from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Collins has 25 points (8g-17a) in 61-career AHL contests. He was taken by Columbus in the seventh round (187th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
The Falcons end their four-game road stretch tonight in Providence before returning to the MassMutual Center on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. to host the Bruins. Springfield closes out the weekend in Connecticut on Sunday against the Whale. The Falcons lead the Whale by 12 points for first place in the Northeast Division with three games in hand.
The first 1,500 fans in attendance on Saturday will receive a free Falcons baseball hat. Fans can also win a free bicycle from Gus Coelho Auto Repair at 442 Holyoke St. in Ludlow as part of "Cycle Saturday." Additionally, select game-worn "Irish Night" jerseys will be auctioned off in the MassMutual Center concourse.
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).