COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned center Michael Chaput to the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Chaput, 22, has recorded two assists with eight penalty minutes and averaged 10:51 of ice time while playing in all 18 games this season with the Blue Jackets. The Ile Bizard, Quebec native who made his NHL debut on October 27, 2013 vs. Anaheim has recorded 0-3-3 with 10 penalty minutes in 35 career NHL games. Acquired by the Blue Jackets in a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers on February 28, 2012, Chaput has also recorded 32-45-77 and 108 penalty minutes in 128 career AHL games with Springfield.
The Blue Jackets return to action Friday when they host the Boston Bruins. 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 flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan, and online at BlueJackets.com.