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Blue Jackets assign F Ryan Craig to Springfield

by Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned forward Ryan Craig to the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Craig, 31, appeared in three games with Columbus earlier this season, recording three shots on goal in addition to five hits and one blocked shot. In 21 appearances with the Falcons in 2013-14, Craig has tallied 12 points on five goals and seven assists. He has also recorded 19 penalty minutes and a +4 rating while serving as Springfield’s team captain.

Originally selected by Tampa Bay in the eighth round, 255th overall, of the 2002 NHL Draft, Craig has appeared in 193 career NHL contests with the Blue Jackets, Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins, registering 32-31-63 and 148 penalty minutes. The 6-2, 213-pound center has also recorded 122-138-260 in 479 career AHL games with Springfield, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Norfolk and Hershey.

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