directory Light the Lamp - a Columbus Blue Jackets blog: Murray and Lindstrom up

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Murray and Lindstrom up

Just saw this note over on the Syracuse Crunch blog:

Crunch forwards Andrew Murray and Joakim Lindstrom have been recalled by Columbus and will join the team in Nashville for a game against the Preds tonight.This will be Murray's first trip to the NHL, and a most-deserved one at that."It's pretty exciting, my first time going up there and getting an opportunity,'' he said seconds before boarding his flight on Thursday. "Hopefully I can go up there and play like I was playing in Syracuse.''

We all know Lindstrom has been having a terrific year down in the AHL (he's fourth in the league in scoring with 15g, 23a for 38p in 29gp) and its no surprise he's been recalled but how about Andrew Murray getting a cup of coffee? I didn't see this one coming but am glad to hear about it.

Murray is a 2001 8th round selection (#242 overall) and its been a long road for him and now he finally gets his first shot in the NHL. He's got 13g, 2a in 34 games and from what I hear has been playing very well down on the farm.

He'll most likely be penciled in on the 4th line and will see a few minutes tonight. Lindstrom should see PP time and a spot somewhere in the top 9.

Definitely an exiciting day for Murray. Congrats!


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