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Jackets send Gibbons to AHL
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Former Boston College Eagles hockey player Brian Gibbons was demoted to the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

He will play for the Springfield Falcons, the minor-league affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets located right here in Massachusetts. Gibbons had just been activated off of injured reserve and was put on waivers on Tuesday; he cleared waivers on Wednesday and was assigned to Springfield.

Prior to his very brief time with the Blue Jackets in which he never played a shift due to injury, Gibbons had gotten noticed as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Against his new franchise last season in the playoffs, Gibbons notably scored two goals in one period over just a few minutes of ice time.

Columbus had signed Brian Gibbons to a one-year, two-way deal back in July, but was injured for much of the prior postseason and was injured as the Jackets started their 2014-15 season.

This may not be a long-term assignment for Gibbons, who showed some skill for the Penguins when healthy, but getting him right will be Columbus’s first priority before evaluating whether or not to bring him back.