The 31-year-old Craig was scoreless in three games with Columbus this season. He spent the 2012-13 campaign with Springfield, serving as team captain while scoring 20 goals and adding 27 assists in 75 games.
Originally selected by Tampa Bay in the eighth round with 255th overall pick of the 2002 NHL draft, Craig has appeared in 193 career NHL contests with the Blue Jackets, Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins, totalling 32 goals and 31 assists.
This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.