Blue Jackets re-assign defenseman Tim Erixon to Springfield (AHL)
Erixon, 23, has scored five goals and dished out 28 assists for 33 points in 36 games with Springfield in 2013-14. He leads all Falcons defensemen in assists and ranks second in points. The 6-2, 200-pound blueliner has also skated in two games with Columbus this season, recording one blocked shot, one hit and one shot on goal in 28:41 of action.
In 51 career NHL appearances with the Blue Jackets and NY Rangers, Erixon has tallied 0-7-7, 24 penalty minutes and a +4 rating. He has registered 13-82-95, 94 PIM, +13 in 128 career AHL games with the Falcons and Connecticut Whale.
The playoff-bound Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning for an Eastern Conference battle. Game time from the Tampa Bay Times Forum is 7:30 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 7 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, and online at BlueJackets.com.