TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forwards Mike Blunden and Mike Angelidis, as well as defenseman Luke Witkowski, to the Syracuse Crunch today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.
Blunden, 28, was recalled to Tampa Bay on November 15. He played in two games with the Lightning, recording three shots on goal. Blunden has skated in 12 games with the Crunch this season, posting three goals and five points to go along with 10 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-4, 217-pound forward ranks tied for fourth on Syracuse for goals and is tied for 10th for points. He has played in 422 career AHL games over his 11-year pro career, recording 99 goals and 214 points.
Angelidis, 30, was recalled on November 19 and did not appear in any game action. He has skated in 13 games with the Crunch this season, posting three assists and 19 penalty minutes. The Crunch captain ranks fourth on the team for penalty minutes. Angelidis has skated in 591 career AHL games, recording 119 goals and 248 points to go along with 1,231 penalty minutes.
Witkowski, 25, was also recalled on November 19. He skated in two games, recording four penalty minutes and averaging 7:46 in ice time per contest. Witkowski has skated in 13 games with the Crunch this season, recording four assists and six penalty minutes. The Holland, Michigan, native ranks tied for second among Syracuse defensemen for assists. Witkowski has appeared in 141 career AHL games, all with the Crunch over four seasons, posting four goals and 24 points.