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Jonathan Drouin demoted to AHL Syracuse by Lightning

Jonathan Drouin has been sent from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.

Injuries have limited 2013 3rd overall pick to 19 NHL games this season

Jonathan Drouin has missed some ice time due to a lower-body injury in the 2015-2016 season. (Derek Leung/ Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin has been sent to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, says a posting on the team's website.

Drouin's season got off to a good start, notching one goal and five assists in his first five games. However, in the 14 games since then, he's only managed to score two points, which happened in a Dec. 2, 2015 game against the Anaheim Ducks.

The 20-year-old missed some time this season with a lower-body injury.

During Drouin's 2014-2015 rookie season, he scored four goals and 28 assists in 70 games.

Drouin was the third pick of the 2013 NHL draft and had a decorated junior hockey career with the Halifax Mooseheads.


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