The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Blair Jones to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Jones, 6-foot-2, 216 pounds, has played in 18 games with the Lightning this season, recording a goal and three points while averaging 8:00 in ice time per game. He has tied career highs for goals, assists and points. Jones has played in 47 games with Norfolk this season, notching 20 goals and 44 points with a plus-17 rating. Jones is tied for second on the Admirals in goals and plus/minus. He also ranks fifth in points.
A native of Central Butte, Saskatchewan, Jones has played in 56 career NHL games, all with the Lightning. He has registered two goals and six points with 14 penalty minutes during his career. Last season Jones played in 14 games with the Lightning, recording 10 penalty minutes and averaging a career-best 12:50 in average ice time.
Jones was drafted by Tampa Bay in the fourth round, 102nd overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.