The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned forward Geoff Platt to the Syracuse Crunch, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, club President and General Manager Doug MacLean announced Wednesday.
Platt, 21, has collected two penalty minutes in three games with the Blue Jackets this season and has totaled 0-5-5 and 18 penalty minutes in 17 career NHL games with Columbus. He currently leads Syracuse in goals, points, power play goals (four) and shorthanded goals (two) having tallied 9-4-13, 10 penalty minutes and a +1 plus/minus rating in 13 games. In 2005-06, he ranked third on the Crunch in scoring with 30-35-65 and 58 penalty minutes in 68 games as a rookie.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Friday when they travel to take on the Philadelphia Flyers. Game time is set for 1 p.m. ET with live coverage on FSN Ohio beginning with the IceBreaker pre-game show at 12:30 p.m. Coverage also includes the Blue Jackets Ice Cap post-game show immediately following the game. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM Sports Radio 1460 the Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.