Blue Jackets Call Up Former Jackal LaCosta

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League announced that they have recalled goaltender Dan LaCosta from Syracuse of the American Hockey League to Columbus.

LaCosta began the season in the ECHL and was 7-4-1 with a goals-against average of 2.15 and a save percentage of .932 in 14 games with Elmira. Selected in the third round (93rd overall) by Columbus in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and under NHL contract to the Blue Jackets, the 21 year old is 7-2-3 with a shutout, a goals-against average of 2.16 and a save percentage of .930 in 12 games with Syracuse.

The Jackals are the ECHL affiliate of Columbus of the NHL and Syracuse of the AHL.

Jonathan Quick (Reading and Los Angeles), Joe Jensen (Wheeling and Carolina) and Chris Beckford-Tseu (Alaska and St. Louis) have all played in the ECHL and the NHL this season.

LaCosta is filling in for Pascal Leclaire, who will miss at least two games with a head injury after he was hit in the head with a shot during warm-ups on Sunday.