Jackets assign four players to AHL affiliate in Springfield
The Blue Jackets training camp roster now stands at 32 after four players were assigned to the team's AHL affiliate in Springfield.
Forwards Josh Anderson, Sean Collins, and Ryan Craig will join the Falcons team along with defenseman Jaime Sifers.
Collins and Craig, who both played in Springfield last season, will need to clear waivers before re-joining the team. Craig served as the Falcons captain last year.
Anderson was selected with the 95th pick overall in the 2012 NHL Draft by the Blue Jackets. Last year, Anderson played 59 games with the London Knights and earned 51 points (27-54-51) and 81 PIM. He played in seven games in the World Junior Championship for Team Canada.
Anderson is coming off a strong off-season and was part of the championship winning team that the Jackets sent to Traverse City for the 2014 prospect tournament. He scored three game winning goals in 4 games (4-0-4) there.
The Jackets are 4-1-0 in the preseason. Their next game is Monday versus the Nashville Predators at 8 p.m.
The team returns to home ice against the Carolina Hurricanes in a preseason matchup Wednesday, Oct 1 at 7 p.m. Information on tickets for the pre and regular season can be found by calling (800) NHL-COLS or by visiting BlueJackets.com.
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