Tampa Bay Lightning reassign defenseman Fredrik Claesson to Syracuse Crunch

The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned defenseman Fredrik Claesson to the Syracuse Crunch, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Claesson, 29, has skated in three games with the Lightning this season, posting two shots on goal. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound defenseman has appeared in 164 career NHL games over seven seasons, notching seven goals and 28 points. He’s also skated in three games for the Crunch this season, posting one assist and a plus-3 rating.

The Stockholm, Sweden native has played in 335 career AHL games over six seasons, collecting 16 goals and 90 points. During the 2019-20 season with the Charlotte Checkers, Claesson notched three goals and 19 points in 47 games, while also serving as the team’s assistant captain.

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