BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 03: Jeff Schultz #55 of the Washington Capitals reacts to getting hit with a high stick from Jason Pominville #29 of the Buffalo Sabres on March 3, 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. Pominville received a penalty on the play. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp