APRIL 9, 2021
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned forward Zac Dalpe to the taxi squad and forward Liam Foudy to 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. He tallied his first career 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 since making his League debut in 2010-11. The 6-2, 194-pound center has recorded 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. Originally selected by Carolina in the second round, 45th overall, at the 2008 NHL Draft, Dalpe was claimed off waivers by Columbus on Feb. 27, 2017.
Foudy, 21, has registered 0-3-3 with six penalty minutes, 32 shots and a +1 plus/minus rating in 18 games with the Blue Jackets this season and added 1-3-4 and a +2 plus/minus rating in four games with the Monsters. The 6-2, 193-pound forward has recorded 0-4-4, six penalty minutes and a cumulative +2 plus/minus rating in 20 career regular season games with the club since making his NHL debut in 2019-20. The Scarborough, Ontario native, who added 1-1-2 in 10 outings during the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, was selected by the Blue Jackets in the first round, 18th overall, at the 2018 NHL Draft.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Saturday 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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