COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Blue Jackets recalled forward Alexandre Picard and defenseman Filip Novak from Syracuse of the AHL on Sunday.

Picard had five goals and four assists in 19 games with Syracuse. He also played two games with Columbus this season.

Novak has one goal and 11 assists in 20 games with the Crunch and is among the AHL’s top scoring defensemen. He was the New York Rangers’ first pick, 64th overall, in the 2000 NHL draft.

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