Columbus assigned Clendening to AHL Cleveland on Thursday. Clendening will play for Cleveland during the NHL's All-Star break, but he'll likely be back with the Blue Jackets prior to their Feb. 1 matchup with Buffalo. The 27-year-old has gone scoreless in four appearances with Columbus this campaign.
Clendening was promoted from AHL Cleveland on Thursday. In his previous stint with the Jackets, Clendening failed to get onto the ice, instead serving as a healthy scratch in three games. The blueliner figures to fill the same role against the Hurricanes on Thursday, though if he does get into the lineup, it would likely come at the expense of Scott Harrington.
Clendening was reassigned to AHL Cleveland on Friday. Clendening was brought up Thursday to serve as defensive depth with the Blue Jackets missing four defensemen. If Scott Harrington (illness) isn't ready to go for Sunday's game against the Blackhawks, Clendening will likely be summoned again.
The Blue Jackets recalled Clendening from AHL Cleveland on Thursday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports. Clendening has yet to draw into a game at the NHL level this season and has just nine total under his belt in the two prior campaigns. Even if he winds up drawing into the defensive pairings Friday against the Capitals, Clendening possesses little fantasy upside at this point.
Columbus reassigned Clendening to AHL Cleveland on Tuesday. The Blue Jackets activated Ryan Murray (hand) off injured reserve in a corresponding move, so they're no longer in need of Clendening's services as a depth defender. The 27-year-old will return to a prominent role with Cleveland, where he's picked up seven points in 11 games this campaign.
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