Bayreuther was placed on waivers Monday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
The 26-year-old defenseman is on a two-way contract but needs to clear waivers to be assigned to AHL Cleveland. Bayreuther saw the only NHL action of his career in 2018-19, playing 19 games for the Stars, and he's unlikely to add to that total this season working behind a deep Jackets blue line.
Bayreuther signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blue Jackets on Friday.
Bayreuther joins a crowded blue line and will likely begin next season with AHL Cleveland. The 26-year-old played in the AHL last season and recorded 29 points over 59 games, but he does have 19 games of NHL experience under his belt.
Bayreuther was reassigned to AHL Texas and will suit up versus AHL Manitoba on Monday, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
In a weird scheduling quirk, the minor-league affiliates for Dallas and Winnipeg are in action Monday, so the organization made the decision to leave Bayreuther in Winnipeg so he could play an extra game. The blueliner will likely meet back up with the club ahead of Wednesday's clash with Calgary in order to provide emergency depth.
The Stars recalled Bayreuther from AHL Texas on Friday.
John Klingberg is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with a lower-body injury, so Bayreuther is likely in for an extended stay with the big club. The 25-year-old blueliner has notched five points in 11 AHL appearances this season.
Bayreuther signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Stars on Monday.
The 25-year-old blueliner earned his first callup to the NHL in 2018-19 and appeared in 19 games for the Stars, logging two goals and three assists. He'll stick around for another year in Dallas and should get the chance to compete for a third-pairing role with the Stars during training camp.
Bayreuther was given a qualifying offer from the Stars on Tuesday.
The blueliner averaged 18:11 of ice time in his 19 NHL games in 2018-19, while tallying two goals, three helpers and 25 shots. Bayreuther could be in the mix for the last defenseman spot on the roster next season, especially with an aging bottom-pair on the back end in Ben Lovejoy and Jamie Oleksiak (lower body). Bayreuther will get a two-way deal, worth $832,500 at both levels next season.
Bayreuther was demoted to the minors Friday.
With Connor Carrick (foot) coming off injured reserve, Bayreuther finds himself heading down to AHL Texas as the odd man out. The blueliner averaged 18:11 of ice time in his 19 NHL games, while tallying two goals, three helpers and 25 shots. The New Hampshire native figures to top the short list of potential call-ups the rest of the year.
Bayreuther will be a healthy scratch for Thursday night's game against San Jose, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Expected to be back in action Saturday against the Avalanche, the 24-year-old's omission from Thursday's lineup is nothing besides a chance for him to hit the reset button. Bayreuther has two goals and five points in 13 games this season.
Bayreuther scored a goal and assisted on another Wednesday in a 4-3 overtime win versus the Flames.
The 24-year-old's third-period goal tied the game at three and eventually led to Tyler Seguin winning Dallas the extra point in overtime. Adding to his night, Bayreuther also tallied an assist earlier in the game on a Stars' power play. In just eight games, the young blueliner has a pair of goals and two more assists. He's also posted a plus-2 rating since being recalled Nov. 15.
Bayreuther was called up from AHL Texas on Thursday.
Bayreuther lasted until the final cuts in training camp ahead of this season, so it might not be long before he doesn't have to depend on the health of other players to find ice time at the top level. However, in the meantime, he's serving as a replacement option for Marc Methot, who has moved to injured reserve with a lower-body injury. Bayreuther pauses his minor-league duties having accumulated five points to complement a plus-3 rating in seven games with Texas.
Bayreuther was assigned to AHL Texas on Tuesday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.
Bayreuther was a late cut from training camp, suggesting that he's not far from claiming an NHL role. The defenseman pitched in seven goals, 25 assists and a plus-11 rating over 71 games for the AHL's Stars last season.
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