TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned defenseman Dmitry Korobov to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Korobov, 24, has skated in three games with the Lightning this season, recording one assist and two penalty minutes. He recorded his first career NHL point tonight against the New York Rangers in a 4-3 loss. Korobov made his NHL debut with the Lightning against the Los Angeles Kings on November 19. He was just recently recalled by the Lightning for the second time this season on December 27. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound defenseman has skated in 26 games with Syracuse this season, posting 12 assists and 30 penalty minutes. He ranks first on the Crunch defense for points and assists.
The Novopolotsk, Belarus native has appeared in 91 career AHL games, all with the Crunch, recording three goals and 34 points. Last season he ranked second in the AHL among rookies with a plus-20 rating. Korobov helped lead Syracuse to the 2013 Calder Cup Final, recording a goal and two points in 17 games.