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Blue Jackets add depth at trade deadline

Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout was traded Wednesday to the New Jersey Devils. (WSYX/WTTE file photo)

Columbus general manager Jarmo Kekalainen says the team traded Dalton Prout to the Devils for Kyle Quincey.

The 31-year-old Quincey brings experience to the contending Blue Jackets. He has 34 goals and 118 assists and has averaged over 20 minutes on the ice in 548 career games with the Devils, Detroit Red Wings, Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings. He's played in 54 Stanley Cup playoff games.


Quincey has four goals and eight assists in 53 games this season for the Devils.

The 26-year-old Prout has struggled to crack the lineup for the Blue Jackets, playing in only five games. He has six goals and 27 assists in 224 career games with Columbus.

In a different deal, the Jackets sent defenseman Dallas Heatherington to Dallas for winger Lauri Korpikoski.


Korpikoski, a 6-1, 193-pound forward, has registered 8 goals, 12 assists and 20 points with 10 penalty minutes, a +5 plus/minus rating and logged 13:01 in time on ice in 60 games in his first season with Dallas.

The Jackets host Minnesota at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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