TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forwards Mike Blunden and Jonathan Marchessault to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Blunden and Marchessault both skated in the Lightning’s 7-2 loss against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
Blunden, 27, has appeared in two games with the Lightning this season, landing seven hits. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound forward has played in six games this season with the Crunch, recording two goals and four points. Blunden has skated in 104 career NHL games, posting four goals and eight points to go along with 107 penalty minutes.
Marchessault, 23, made his Lightning debut on Saturday in Minnesota, registering 12:33 of time on ice. The 5-foot-8, 184-pound forward has skated in six games with the Crunch this season, recording two goals and seven points to go along with a team-best plus-6 rating. The Cap-Rouge, Quebec native ranks first on the Crunch for points and assists.