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Blue Jackets' Dalton Prout suspended one game

Columbus defenseman disciplined for punching unsuspecting oppoenent

by NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety / NHL.com

Dalton Prout suspended 1 game

Prout suspended 1 gm for punching unsuspecting player

3/15/16: Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout suspended 1 game for a punch on unsuspecting Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov

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NEW YORK - Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout has been suspended for one game, without pay, for punching an unsuspecting opponent, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov, during NHL Game No. 1031 in Columbus on Sunday, March 13, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 7:38 of the second period. Prout was assessed a minor penalty for roughing and game misconduct.

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Player Safety

Blue Jackets' Prout to have Player Safety hearing

Supplemental discipline possible for incident with Lightning's Kucherov

by NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety / NHL.com

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday for an incident with Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov during a game Sunday at Nationwide Arena.

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game recap

Lightning halt skid with win against Blue Jackets

Bishop, Stamkos help Tampa Bay end losing streak at three

by Craig Merz / NHL.com Correspondent

COLUMBUS - Forward Steven Stamkos scored twice and goalie Ben Bishop made 37 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning end a three-game losing streak with a 4-0 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Sunday.

Tampa Bay (40-24-5) scored three third-period goals, two of them shorthanded, despite finishing the game with nine forwards because of injuries.

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injury

Filppula leaves game with upper-body injury

Lightning playing with 10 forwards against Blue Jackets

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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Valtteri Filppula left the game Sunday against the Columbus Blue Jackets with an upper-body injury.

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Blue Jackets' Saad to face Lightning

Forward back in Columbus lineup after missing three games with injury

by Craig Merz / NHL.com Correspondent

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Saad will return to the lineup Sunday against the Tampa Bay Lightning (3 p.m. ET; SUN, FS-O, NHL.TV). Saad, who is tied for the Blue Jackets lead with 24 goals and tied for third in scoring with 41 points, missed the past three games with an undisclosed injury. His 24 goals are a career high in his first season in Columbus. He had a career-high 52 points last season with the Chicago Blackhawks.

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game preview

Saad returns to lineup for Blue Jackets

Forward missed three games with injury; Lightning look to end losing streak

by Joe Calabrese @JoeCalabreseNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

LIGHTNING (39-24-5) at BLUE JACKETS (28-32-8)

TV: 3 p.m. ET; SUN, FS-O, NHL.TV

Season series: The Tampa Bay Lightning have defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets twice this season. Bryan Boyle scored the game-winner at 6:13 of the third period in a 2-1 win on Dec. 14, and captain Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist in a 5-2 win on Dec. 26.

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