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Blue Jackets assign center Michael Chaput to Lake Erie Monsters (AHL)

by Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned center Michael Chaput to Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Chaput, 23, is currently tied for second among Monsters players in points with eight on five goals and three assists. He has also recorded four penalty minutes and a +1 plus/minus rating in 13 games. The Ile Bizard, Quebec native has collected 1-5-6 in 50 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, including 1-4-5 in 33 games in 2014-15. Acquired from Philadelphia via trade on February 28, 2011, he has registered 47-59-106 and 134 penalty minutes in 186 career AHL games with Lake Erie and the Springfield Falcons. He was selected by the Flyers with their first pick, 89th overall, in the 2010 NHL Draft.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Nashville Predators. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including CD 102.5 FM, and online at

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