Columbus Blue Jackets continue to juggle roster due to production, injuries, trades and trying to find the right mix

 APRIL 10, 2021

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled forwards Zac Dalpe and Kole Sherwood and defenseman Scott Harrington from the taxi squad and added defensemen Andrew Peeke and Gavin Bayreuther to the taxi squad from the team’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Cleveland Monsters, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Dalpe, 31, has notched a goal and six shots in five games with the Blue Jackets this season, including his first goal with the club on April 6 vs. Tampa Bay.  The Paris, Ontario native has posted 13-13-26 and 36 penalty minutes in 146 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks and Carolina Hurricanes.  The 6-2, 194-pound center has 1-1-2 and 13 penalty minutes in 18 career contests with the Blue Jackets from 2017-21.  He has added 151-134-285, 185 penalty minutes and a cumulative +17 plus/minus rating in 383 career AHL games, including 3-1-4 and five penalty minutes in five outings with Cleveland in 2020-21.

Sherwood, 24, has tallied 3-1-4 with 17 penalty minutes and a +2 plus/minus rating in nine games with Cleveland this season and has 29-13-42 and 144 penalty minutes in 110 career AHL games over the past four seasons.  The New Albany, Ohio native has collected two penalty minutes in five career NHL games with the Blue Jackets.  He appeared in two games with Columbus during the 2018-19 season, including his NHL debut at Chicago on Feb. 16, 2019, and logged three games with the club during the 2019-20 campaign. 

Harrington, 28, has recorded 1-2-3 and four penalty minutes in six games with Columbus this season.  The Kingston, Ontario native has notched 7-30-37 and 69 penalty minutes in 197 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Toronto Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins since making his League debut in 2014-15.  Originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the second round, 54th overall, at the 2011 NHL Draft, the 6-2, 206-pound blueliner was acquired by Columbus in a trade from Toronto on June 25, 2016.

Peeke, 22, has registered two assists with four shots and an “even” plus/minus rating in six games with the Blue Jackets this season.  He made his NHL debut in 2019-20 and recorded 1-2-3 with four penalty minutes and a +1 plus/minus rating in 22 games with the club.  The Parkland, Florida native has added 5-15-20 and eight penalty minutes in 36 career AHL games with Cleveland, including 0-4-4 and two penalty minutes in seven outings in 2020-21.  The 6-3, 197-pound blueliner was drafted by the Blue Jackets in the second round, 34th overall, at the 2016 NHL Draft.

Bayreuther, 26, has collected 2-3-5 and 10 penalty minutes in 19 career NHL games, all with the Dallas Stars in 2019-20.  Signed by Columbus as a free agent last October, he has notched 1-9-10 and 11 penalty minutes in 10 outings with Cleveland this season.  In 208 career AHL games, he has 23-78-101 and 91 penalty minutes with the Monsters and Texas Stars.  He collected 35-76-11 and 92 penalty minutes in 142 career games at St Lawrence University (ECAC) from 2013-17.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Chicago Blackhawks.  Puck drop from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET.  Live coverage on Bally Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m.  All Blue Jackets games televised on Bally Sports Ohio will also be streamed live via the Bally Sports app.  The game may also be heard on the Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 FM in Columbus, and online at BlueJackets.com.

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