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Blue Jackets Recall D Dalton Prout, Assign D David Savard to Springfield (AHL)

by Blue Jackets Staff / Columbus Blue Jackets
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled defenseman Dalton Prout from the Springfield Falcons, the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, and assigned defenseman David Savard to Springfield, club Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced today.

Prout, 22, has tallied four goals and eight assists for 12 points and 52 penalty minutes in 60 games with Springfield this season. The 6-3, 221-pound defenseman was Columbus’ seventh pick, 154th overall, in the 2010 Entry Draft. He spent the past five seasons playing in the Ontario Hockey League with Sarnia, Barrie and Saginaw. He registered 17-49-66 with 436 penalty minutes and a cumulative +16 plus/minus rating in 286 career OHL games. He split the 2010-11 season between Barrie and Saginaw, setting career highs for goals, assists and points with 9-22-31 and 99 penalty minutes in 52 games.

Savard has tallied 2-8-10 and 16 penalty minutes with an “even” plus/minus rating in 31 games with the Blue Jackets in 2011-12. Columbus’ third pick, 94th overall, in the 2009 Entry Draft, he has also picked up 3-13-16 and 55 penalty minutes in 37 games with Springfield.

The Blue Jackets return to action Friday when the club hosts the Florida Panthers. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio HD begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, and online at

Single game tickets for the Blue Jackets home games starting at $26 are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at, the official club web site, and

The 2013 NHL All-Star Game is coming to Columbus Jan. 26-27, 2013. Fans can guarantee access to seats for both the game and Skills Challenge now by reserving a full or partial season ticket plan for the Blue Jackets’ 2012-13 season. Ticket plans start at less than $15 per game. In addition to guaranteed access to All-Star tickets, full and partial-season ticket holders receive a number of great benefits including significant savings versus single-game prices; the best available seat locations; exclusive access to events with players and coaches; and priority access to tickets for most other events at Nationwide Arena and the Jerome Schottenstein Center. For more information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit


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