JANUARY 26, 2021
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned forward Nathan Gerbe to the taxi squad and forward Ryan MacInnis to the Cleveland Monsters, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Gerbe, 33, has posted 62 goals and 87 assists for 149 points with 196 penalty minutes in 427 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres, including 4-7-11 and 24 penalty minutes in 33 career appearances with the Blue Jackets from 2017-21. He collected an assist and two penalty minutes in his Columbus season debut on Saturday vs. Tampa Bay and registered 4-6-10 and 22 penalty minutes in 30 games with the club in 2019-20. The Oxford, Michigan native has added 63-106-169 and 187 penalty minutes in 196 career American Hockey League games. He collected 8-17-25 and 22 penalty minutes in 30 games with the Monsters in 2019-20. The 5-4, 176-pound forward was originally drafted by the Sabres in the fifth round, 142nd overall, at the 2005 NHL Draft.
MacInnis, 24, made his NHL debut in 2019-20, recording 0-1-1 and a +1 plus/minus rating in 10 games with the Blue Jackets. He has added 25-60-85 and 133 penalty minutes in 245 career AHL contests. The St. Louis, Missouri native collected 7-23-30 in 45 appearances with the Monsters in 2019-20, finishing second on the club in assists and points. The 6-4, 201-pound forward, was acquired in a trade from the Arizona Coyotes on July 18, 2018. He was originally selected by the Coyotes in the second round, 43rd overall, at the 2014 NHL Draft.
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