The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned defenseman Adam Clendening to the Cleveland Monsters, the club's American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced tonight.
Clendening, 27, has notched four goals and 20 assists for 24 points with 49 penalty minutes and a cumulative +11 plus/minus rating in 90 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Arizona Coyotes, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks. He was +1 in four games with Columbus during the 2018-19 season and added 0-1-1, two penalty minutes and was +1 in seven games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Niagara Falls, New York native was selected by Chicago in the second round, 36th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft. He currently leads all Cleveland defensemen in scoring with 5-13-18, has 28 penalty minutes and is +6 in 26 games. The two-time AHL All-Star has registered 37-179-216 and 393 penalty minutes in 332 career AHL games.
The Blue Jackets will return to action on Sunday when they host the Chicago Blackhawks. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 5 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Ohio and the FOX Sports Go app. Coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. with the "Blue Jackets Live" pre-game show. The game will also be broadcast on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan.