The Tampa Bay Lightning reassigned defenseman J.P. Cote to the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL on Saturday.

Cote, 31, has four assists and 22 penalty minutes in 19 games with the Lightning this season.

Prior to being recalled by the Lightning on Dec. 18, Cote had two goals, seven assists and 35 penalty minutes in 19 games with Syracuse.

Cote signed a two-year contract with the Lightning last December.