Harrington will make his Blue Jackets debut during Tuesday's game against the Capitals. He will play in place of Dalton Prout, who was a late scratch. Harrington gets his first opportunity with his new club on Tuesday after playing two games for AHL Cleveland. The 23-year-old defenseman doesn't have a ton of NHL experience thus far, but he does have a plus-24 rating in his AHL career so he's at least worth monitoring for now.
Harrington (undisclosed) was recalled from his conditioning assignment Sunday. Harrington was loaned to the AHL Cleveland affiliate Friday, and played in two contests with the affiliate before rejoining the NHL club. He posted four shots on goal and a plus-1 rating in two games with the affiliate and will look to carry that over into his play with the Blue Jackets. The 22-year-old played just 15 games with the Maple Leafs last season, tallying one point.
Harrington was loaned to AHL Cleveland on a conditioning assignment Friday. The Blue Jackets did not provide any specifics regarding an injury for Harrington, which seems to indicate it is simply maintenance related. However, the team also failed to set a timetable for his return, further complicating the situation for fantasy owners. Considering his limited offensive production and the fact that he was scratched from Thursday's contest, the 23-year-old may not be worth a roster spot in your lineups until he can secure a more defined role.
Harrington signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Blue Jackets on Monday. Harrington made 15 brief appearances for Toronto in 2015-16 as he averaged a mere 13:06 in ice time and tallied a lone helper. Acquired via trade this offseason, the blueliner is likely to spend the bulk of the upcoming campaign in the AHL, but could be called up from time to time due to injuries.
Harrington was extended a qualifying offer by the Blue Jackets before Monday's deadline, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Just acquired from the Maple Leafs in the Kerby Rychel deal, Harrington split time between Toronto's NHL and AHL squads but scored only four points in 32 games between them as he dealt with an upper body injury. The 23-year-old projects as a stay-at-home defenseman with limited offense, but he could find his way onto one of the Blue Jackets' bottom pairings this season if the club can find a taker for Fedor Tyutin's contract.
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