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Mike Angelidis, Mike Blunden reassigned to Syracuse Crunch

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forwards Mike Angelidis and Mike Blunden to the Syracuse Crunch today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Angelidis, 30, has skated in four games with the Bolts this season, posting one goal and five penalty minutes. He scored his second career NHL goal on December 20 against the Ottawa Senators in the Lightning’s 5-2 victory. The Woodbridge, Ontario native has appeared in 14 career NHL games, all with the Lightning over four seasons, posting a pair of goals and 22 penalty minutes.

The Crunch captain has also skated in 22 games with Syracuse this season, posting two goals and eight points to go along with 24 penalty minutes. Angelidis has played in 601 career AHL games, recording 121 goals and 253 points to go along with 1,241 penalty minutes. He also won the Calder Cup as a member of the Norfolk Admirals in 2012.

Blunden, 29, has played in nine games with the Lightning this season, recording two goals and four points with a plus-4 rating. He averaged 8:13 in ice time per game.

The Toronto native has skated in 20 games with the Crunch this season, posting five goals and nine points to go along with 26 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-4, 217-pound forward ranks tied for third on Syracuse for goals and is tied for eighth for points. He has played in 432 career AHL games over his 11-year pro career, recording 101 goals and 218 points.

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