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Lightning assign forward Boris Katchouk to Crunch

The Tampa Bay Lightning have assigned forward Boris Katchouk to the Syracuse Crunch on a conditioning assignment, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced on Thursday.

Katchouk, 23, has played in 37 games for Tampa Bay this season, recording two goals and six points. He made his NHL debut on October 16 at Washington and scored his first career NHL goal in his 16th game on December 5 at Philadelphia. Katchouk last played for the Lightning on March 4 versus Detroit.

Katchouk has yet to play for Syracuse this season. Last season, he led the Crunch for assists and scoring after tallying 11 goals, 23 assists and 34 points in 29 games.

Syracuse travels to Rochester to face the Amerks on Friday night at the Blue Cross Arena. Face-off is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.