Nov 19, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson (70) takes the puck past Tampa Bay Lightning defensman Dmitry Korobov (24) in the third period of the game at Staples Center. The Kings won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning Reassign Dmitry Korobov to the Syracuse Crunch

After the Lightning’s 4-3 defeat by the New York Rangers on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Lightning made some shifts in the lineup. According to the Tampa Bay Lightning website, Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman reassigned defenseman Dmitry Korobov to our American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.

The 6’3”, 230 pound defenseman has played three games with the Lightning this season. The first of those games was on November 19th at the Staples Center as the Lightning took on Dustin Brown and the Los Angeles Kings.

Most recently, Korobov played in the back-to-back games that the Lightning encountered just this last weekend against the Lars Eller and the Montreal Canadiens and former Lightning center Brad Richards and the New York Rangers.

In those three games, the Novopolotsk, Belarus native earned an assist and 2 penalty minutes.

On the other hand, while with the Syracuse Crunch this season, he has suited up for a total of 27 games. During this time, he has earned 12 assists and 32 penalty minutes along with 24 shots on goal.

In his American Hockey League career, he has played in 92 regular season games, all with the Syracuse Crunch. In that time he has scored 3 goals and 31 assists for a total of 34 points, a plus-20 rating, and 66 penalty minutes.

He was also a part of the Syracuse Crunch roster that went all the way to the final round of the AHL Calder Cup Finals.

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