CBJ send LW Dane Byers to AHL team

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Blue Jackets have assigned left wing Dane Byers to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass.

The 25-year-old Byers is scoreless with 24 penalty minutes and has an even plus/minus rating in five games with Columbus this season.

He has eight goals and 13 assists with 71 penalty minutes in 31 games with Springfield this season. He ranks second on the Falcons in power play goals (five) and penalty minutes.

He has appeared in 11 career NHL games, including six with the New York Rangers, and has one goal and 55 penalty minutes.