Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen downplayed the team's decision to return Kerby Rychel to the OHL.
Kerby Rychel has been returned to the OHL's Windsor Spitfires by Columbus.
Kerby Rychel will be one of 24 players suiting up to represent the Columbus Blue Jackets in the NHL Prospects Tournament, held between September 5-9 in Traverse City, Michigan.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have selected Kerby Rychel with the 19th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Kerby Rychel had an assist, but Windsor came up short in the high-scoring 8-5 loss to Sarnia on Friday night.
Kerby Rychel had a goal and an assist in the Windsor Spitfires' 8-3 loss to the Saginaw Spirit.
Kerby Rychel scored the game-winning goal and added an assist for Windsor in a 3-2 come-from-behind victory against Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday night.
Kerby Rychel scored and assisted, but it wasn't enough as Windsor lost 4-3 to Kingston on Sunday.
Kerby Rychel registered five points as Windsor cruised to a 6-1 win versus Saginaw Thursday.
Kerby Rychel had a goal, but Windsor fell to Plymouth 5-3 on Friday night.
Kerby Rychel registered two points, including his 10th goal into an empty net, in Windsor's 6-3 victory over London on Thursday night.
Kerby Rychel registered a goal Friday night for Windsor in its 6-4 win over Guelph.
Kerby Rychel sniped two goals in Windsor's 3-2 win over Erie on Saturday night.