Blue Jackets Assign 19 Players to Monsters


Four additional players placed on waivers by Columbus for purpose of assignment to Cleveland.

The Cleveland Monsters, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Monday the Blue Jackets trimmed their training camp roster and assigned 19 players to the Monsters:

Forwards (12)
Vitaly Abramov, Paul Bittner, Dan DeSalvo, Maxime Fortier, Brett Gallant, Nikita Korostelev, Miles Koules, Ryan MacInnis, Justin Scott, Kole Sherwood, Calvin Thurkauf, Trent Vogelhuber

Defensemen (6)
Brady Austin, Garret Cockerill, Ryan Collins, Blake Siebenaler, Doyle Somerby, Justin Wade

Goaltenders (1)
Brad Thiessen

Additionally forwards Zac Dalpe and Nathan Gerbe, along with defensemen Tommy Cross and Dillon Simpson, were placed on waivers by Columbus on Monday for the purpose of assigning them to Cleveland. The Monsters’ 2018 Training Camp Schedule will be announced in the coming days, along with Cleveland’s official training camp roster.

2018-19 Monsters Hockey Club Memberships, providing fans the ability to lock in the lowest ticket prices, the best seat locations to each game, custom member benefits and an exclusive Monsters’ jersey, are now available! Group outing and birthday bash packages for 10 or more people are also on sale now. All tickets can be purchased by visiting ClevelandMonsters.com, calling (216) 420-0000, visiting The Q Box Office or any Northern Ohio Discount Drug Mart. Be sure to follow the Monsters on Twitter @monstershockey, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/monstershockey and on Instagram at @monstershockey.