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LW Kerby Rychel Reassigned Back to the Monsters From Columbus

CLEVELAND – Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Tuesday that second-year left wing Kerby Rychel was reassigned to the Monsters by Columbus in advance of Lake Erie’s Thursday road game vs. the Manitoba Moose at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.

A left-handed shooter, Rychel was selected by Columbus with the 19th pick of the first round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

A 6’1”, 205 lb. native of Torrance, CA, Rychel leads the Monsters with two goals, four points and a +2 rating in two appearances for Lake Erie this season and was named ‘First Star’ of the Monsters’ home opener on Friday, a 4-1 win over the Iowa Wild at The Q.

Rychel registered a -1 rating and five penalty minutes in one appearance for the Blue Jackets during his most recent call-up, a 4-1 road loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on October 17th.

In five appearances for Columbus during the 2014-15 season, Rychel registered three assists, two penalty minutes and a +3 rating while additionally posting 12 goals, 33 points, 43 penalty minutes and a +7 rating in 51 AHL appearances for the Springfield Falcons last year.

Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Thursday road clash vs. the Manitoba Moose at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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