TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Byron Froese (FRAYZ) to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.
Froese, 25, made his Lightning debut on March 13 at the New York Rangers and also played last night at the Ottawa Senators. He has played in four NHL games this season with Tampa Bay and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Froese has skated in 60 career NHL games, recording two goals and five points.
The Winkler, Manitoba native has also played in two games with Syracuse since being acquired by Tampa Bay from the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 27, 2017. With the Crunch he has recorded two goals and three points on six shots on goal. Froese skated in 48 games with the Marlies this season before the trade, posting 24 goals and 39 points to go along with 18 penalty minutes. At the time, Froese paced the Marlies for both goals and points. He's appeared in 197 career AHL games, registering 51 goals and 104 points to go along with 83 penalty minutes.
Froese was originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fourth round, 119th overall, at the 2009 NHL Draft.