With the Syracuse Crunch roster lacking a big-body right-handed shot after the recall of Luke Witkowski by the Tampa Bay Lightning, the club was loaned Jared Nightingale from the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL. The Crunch represents the sixth team that Nightingale will have played for this season alone. Besides Toledo, he had played with the Milwaukee Admirals, Grand Rapids Griffins, Norfolk Admirals and Hartford Wolf Pack this season.
The 6-foot 2-inch, 32-year-old defenseman is a plus-1 in his 34-game AHL tenure this season with no goals and 2 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. He has 2 goals and 2 assists at the ECHL level with 24 penalty minutes and a minus-4 plus/minus in 24 games with Toledo.
Nightingale played for the Crunch during the 2012-13 season, the first year the club was affiliated with Tampa Bay, playing 56 games and recording 2 goals and 5 assists with 121 penalty minutes.