COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed forward Corey Tropp off waivers from the Buffalo Sabres, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Tropp, 24, has registered three goals and six assists for nine points and 20 penalty minutes in 43 career NHL games, including 0-1-1 in nine appearances with the Sabres this season. He made his NHL debut during the 2011-12 season, tallying 3-5-8 and 20 penalty minutes in 34 games with Buffalo. He missed the majority of the 2012-13 campaign due to a knee injury.
Selected by Buffalo in the third round, 89th overall, in the 2007 NHL Draft, Tropp has also appeared in 109 career American Hockey League games and collected 21-45-66 and 166 penalty minutes with the Portland Pirates and Rochester Americans.
The Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan native spent three seasons as Michigan State University from 2007-10. He registered 29-41-70 and 111 penalty minutes in 100 games as a Spartan, including a team-leading 20-22-42 and 50 penalty minutes in 37 games in 2009-10 to earn CCHA Second Team All-Star honors. Prior to enrolling at MSU, he played two seasons with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League from 2005-07.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Friday when they host the Edmonton Oilers at Nationwide Arena. Game time 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 Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station WWCD 102.5 FM, and online at BlueJackets.com.