COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned left wing Josh Anderson to the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Anderson, 20, was recalled on January 15 and made his NHL debut the following night against the New York Rangers. He appeared in four games with the Blue Jackets, registering seven shots on goal, 17 hits and two penalty minutes, while averaging 13:24 time on ice. Prior to his recall, he collected 4-7-11 and 56 penalty minutes in 37 games with Springfield.
Columbus’ fourth pick, 95th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft, Anderson posted career highs in goals, points and penalty minutes with the Ontario Hockey League’s London Knights in 2013-14 as he collected 27-24-51 and 81 penalty minutes in 59 games. The Burlington, Ontario native registered 62-60-122 and 192 penalty minutes in 191 career OHL games and also represented Canada at the 2014 World Junior Championships.
Following this weekend’s NHL All-Star festivities, the Blue Jackets return to action Tuesday when they host the Washington Capitals. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan, and online at BlueJackets.com.