Rychel scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to Boston. He pulled it off in just 10:09 of ice time. Rychel has five points in his last five games after getting four in his first 13. He's going to be an effective two-way forward with decent hands, good playmaking and a physical edge. But middle-six will be his ceiling.
Rychel collected a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Capitals. Rychel was one of the lone bright spots for Columbus on Tuesday, as he picked up his first career NHL goal. The 21-year-old winger now has a goal and six assists through 16 games on the season.
Rychel picked up his second assist in three games during Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Maple Leafs. He's been skating on a line with Brandon Dubinsky and fellow rookie Josh Anderson, and Rychel has taken advantage of the opportunity given him. His lack of ice time with the man advantage puts a serious damper on his fantasy value, but Rychel is at least getting a chance to prove he can hold his own in the NHL.
Rychel has been recalled to the parent club on an emergency basis. Rychel gets the promotion under unfortunate circumstances. Nick Foligno is out indefinitely after sustaining an upper-body injury Friday night against Carolina. No stranger to the charter that shuffles players between the professional ranks, Rychel brings a playmaker's touch to the group of bottom-six forwards. The California native heads back to the NHL after notching five goals and 15 assists through 21 games with AHL Lake Erie. He's also made 11 appearances with the parent club this campaign, having set up three scores while dialing in a plus-3 rating in that span.
Rychel has been reassigned to the Monsters of the AHL. Rychel is likely to be back with the parent club at some point this season. After all, he's been a human boomerang for the Blue Jackets in 2015-16, with this being the fourth time that he's been returned to the AHL.
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