Blue Jackets send 20 to AHL Springfield Falcons
The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned 20 players to the club's American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass.
The players assigned to Springfield include forwards Cam Atkinson, Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Matt Calvert, Michael Chaput, Sean Collins, Oliver Gabriel, Jake Hansen, Ryan Johansen, Tomas Kubalik and Dalton Smith; defensemen Anton Blomqvist, Tim Erixon, Cody Goloubef, Austin Madaisky, John Moore, Dalton Prout, Theo Ruth, David Savard and Will Weber; and goaltender Allen York.
The move allows the players to get work while the NHL and players association negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement.
Springfield, in its third season as the Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate, is scheduled to open training camp Sept. 28.