ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 3: David Perron #57 of the St. Louis Blues warms up before a game against the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL game on December 3, 2011 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Perron is playing in his first game after being out for a year with a concussion. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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