The Columbus Blue Jackets claimed forward Corey Tropp off waivers from the Buffalo Sabres, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The 24-year-old forward was drafted 89th overall by the Sabres in 2007. He then played for three seasons at Michigan State University, where he was awarded CCHA Second Team All-Star honors in 2009-2010. Tropp also played 109 games in the AHL for the Portland Pirates and Rochester Americans, collecting 21-45-66 and 166 penalty minutes.
Tropp made his NHL debut in 2011-2012, though he missed much of the 2012-2013 sesaon due to a knee injury. He has played 43 NHL games, including 0-1-1 in nine appearances with the Sabres this season.