Clendening was placed on waivers Monday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
The 28-year-old will be assigned to AHL Cleveland if he clears the waiver wire. Clendening hasn't appeared in the NHL since 2018-19, but he does have 90 career games to his name at the top level and has racked up 11 goals and 78 points in 100 games over the last two seasons for the Monsters. He'll provide the Jackets with some veteran depth if injuries hit their blue line hard.
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.
Clendening was promoted from AHL Cleveland on Wednesday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Clendening will provide emergency depth on the blue line due to the absence of Markus Nutivaara (upper body). If the 26-year-old Clendening does get into a game for the Jackets, it will likely be in favor of Dean Kukan or Scott Harrington.
Clendening was placed on waivers Monday in order to reassign him to AHL Cleveland.
Clendening could be an intriguing option for the other 30 NHL clubs, considering he has NHL experience (90 games) and carries a $700,000 cap hit. In 45 games with the Monsters last season, the 26-year-old notched four goals and 33 helpers, but was limited to a mere four NHL games. If the 2011 second-round pick does clear, he figures to be atop the list of potential call-up throughout the 20169-20 campaign.
Clendening signed a two-year extension with the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
The first season of the contract will be a two-way deal, while the second year will lock in Clendening's NHL salary because it's one way. Clendening appeared in just four games with the big club last season but also suited up for seven postseason contests.
Clendening is a healthy scratch for Monday's Game 6 tilt against Boston, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Clendening has suited up for Columbus' last seven games, recording one assist and a plus-1 rating in the process. Vladislav Gavrikov will dress for Monday's contest.
Clendening, as expected, was promoted from AHL Cleveland on Friday.
Clendening figures to continue to serve as an emergency depth option for the Jackets and is unlikely to factor into the lineup. Once Adam McQuaid (head) or Ryan Murray (upper body) is cleared to play, Clendening figures to stay down in the minors for the rest of the AHL season.
Clendening was sent down to AHL Cleveland on Thursday.
Clendening's promotion prior to Game 1 versus the Lightning on Wednesday was likely under emergency conditions, which means the blueliner is required to be demoted after not suiting up. The Niagara Falls native will almost certainly be officially brought back up ahead of Game 2 on Friday in order to provide emergency depth with Adam McQuaid (head) and Ryan Murray (upper body) unavailable.
Clendening was promoted from AHL Cleveland on Tuesday.
Clendening will serve as the team's seventh defenseman for the first two games of the opening-round series against the Lightning. Although there's no guarantee he will draw in, the blueliner will at least be on hand should he be needed. Clendening doesn't have a boatload of experience under his belt and he's never drawn into an NHL playoff game.
The Blue Jackets reassigned Clendening to AHL Cleveland on Sunday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Clendening was a healthy scratch in both games during this NHL stint, but he provided depth to an injured blue line. For now, he'll assist AHL Cleveland in a playoff push. He may be recalled for the Blue Jackets' playoff opener versus the Lightning on Wednesday.
Clendening was promoted from AHL Cleveland on Thursday.
Clendening played in just four games for the Blue Jackets in October, but has since served as a healthy scratch whenever called up from the minors. The blueliner likely won't crack the lineup for the final two games given the team is trying to hold on to a wild-card spot, but will serve as an emergency depth option in case of injury.
Clendening was reassigned to AHL Cleveland on Wednesday.
Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella decided not to deploy Clendening in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Bruins. The journeyman remains organizational depth as he caps off his seventh year of professional experience.
Clendening was called up from AHL Cleveland on Saturday.
in related news, the Blue Jackets have disclosed that defenseman Adam McQuaid (head) didn't accompany the team on a two-game road trip for weekend games against the Predators and Sabres, respectively. Clendening becomes the seventh healthy defenseman on the active roster, meaning there are no guarantees that he'll suit up against Nashville.
Clendening was sent down to AHL Cleveland on Saturday.
Clendening's last game came all the way back on Oct. 13. The 26-year-old will report to Cleveland, where he's scored three goals and posted 28 points in 33 games this season. The defenseman is without a point in four NHL contests in 2018-19.
Columbus recalled Clendening from AHL Cleveland on Tuesday.
Ryan Murray left Monday's game against Tampa Bay due to an upper-body injury, so if he's unable to go Tuesday, Clendening could take his spot in the lineup against the Canadiens. The 26-year-old blueliner has gone scoreless in four NHL appearances this campaign.
The Blue Jackets placed Clendening on waivers Tuesday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
Clendening has been a healthy scratch for the Blue Jackets' last 13 games, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. As long as he goes unclaimed, the 26-year-old blueliner will be assigned to AHL Cleveland.
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