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Columbus Blue Jackets pare roster by sending 8 to Springfield of American Hockey League

Saturday, 09.28.2013 / 5:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Columbus Blue Jackets pare roster by sending 8 to Springfield of American Hockey League

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets assigned eight players Saturday to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass.

They are forwards Michael Chaput, Ryan Craig and Jack Skille, defencemen Cody Goloubef, Ilari Melart and Will Weber, and goaltenders Mike McKenna and Jeremy Smith.

Craig, Goloubef, Skille, McKenna and Smith have all been placed on waivers for the purpose of being assigned to the AHL.

The Blue Jackets open their season Friday night at home against Calgary.

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