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Michael Chaput | Center

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/9/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 197

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed Michael Chaput on waivers.
The 23-year-old center had a goal and four assists in 33 games last season. He will be sent to the AHL if he passes through waivers. Oct 4 - 5:55 AM

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Michael Chaput to a one-year/two-way contract.

Chaput played 33 games for the Blue Jackets last season and the 23-year-old had a goal and four helpers but was sent to the minors on January 6 and was not recalled. He will make $650,000 in the NHL next season, if he sticks.
Jul 23 - 5:24 PM

Michael Chaput has been reassigned to AHL Springfield.

The Blue Jackets needed to make room for the return of Mark Letestu and Cam Atkinson. Chaput has five points and 21 penalty minutes in 33 games with Columbus in 2014-15.
Jan 6 - 3:08 PM

Michael Chaput had an eventful night on Thursday as he recorded the first goal and first fight of his career.

Chaput's marker helped send the Blue Jackets to overtime, although they still lost 5-4 to Washington. The 22-year-old forward was playing in his 44th career game.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 10:14:00 AM

Michael Chaput has played in 39 career NHL games without a goal.

Chaput has recorded two assists in his last three contests and got some good scoring chances recently, but it's fair to say he doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues. For his part, Chaput isn't worried about his lack of an NHL goal as "it's a matter of time."
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 08:53:00 AM

Updating a previous report, Michael Chaput returned to start the third period after leaving with an injured left hand.

Chaput blocked a shot with his open hand and had to leave, but apparently he is fine enough to play the rest of the game. He has three assists in 21 games this season.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 09:34:00 PM

Michael Chaput has gone to the locker room to attend a potentially injured hand.

Chaput blocked a shot with an open hand. We'll keep you posted on the latest injury updates.
Source: Rob Mixer
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 08:39:00 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled Michael Chaput from the minors.

Chaput was recalled after the Blue Jackets sent him to the minors just 10 days ago to give him some extra playing time. He had only two assists in 18 NHL games this season after picking up only one in 17 games last season. He sure isn't a scoring threat at this stage of his NHL career.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 11:34:00 AM

The Blue Jackets sent Michael Chaput to the minors, in part, so that he could continue to play regularly.

With Columbus getting some forwards back from the sidelines, keeping Chaput would have likely meant having him spend games in the press box. "The whole idea of was that we didn't want Michael Chaput sitting in the stands when he could be playing," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "We want him out on the ice, gaining that experience. He'll go to Springfield and be playing on the weekend and then we'll see."
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:45:00 AM

Columbus has assigned Michael Chaput to the minors.

He earned two assists in 18 games with the Blue Jackets. Chaput will play for Springfield, but he could be back with Columbus at some point this season.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 06:18:00 PM

It looks like Michael Chaput will make the opening night roster of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Chaput played in seven of eight pre-season games and had two goals, two assists and was a plus-four as well as scoring a couple of game winners. The Blue Jackets are struggling up the middle with Ryan Johansen a restricted free agent and the contract talks apparently going nowhere, as well as having Boone Jenner out with an injury. Chaput had 45 points in 55 AHL games last season but had only one helper in 17 NHL games.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 07:18:00 AM

Michael Chaput is taking advantage of his opportunity to impress with Ryan Johansen not in camp.

Chaput will play once again on Saturday and it will be his fourth pre-season game, the most on the Blue Jackets. He had 45 points in 55 AHL games last season but struggled at the NHL level with only one assist in 17 games. He will be a lot better this season.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 06:55:00 AM

Michael Chaput had a goal and an assist in Columbus' 2-0 preseason win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Chaput wasn't regarded as a good bet to make the Blue Jackets' roster, but as long as Ryan Johansen remains unsigned, it's hard to rule him out. Chaput had 45 points in 55 AHL games in 2013-14 and an assist in 17 contests with Columbus.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 09:02:00 AM

Michael Chaput has been returned to AHL Springfield.

Chaput has an assist in 17 games with Columbus this season. He also has two goals and four points in six AHL contests.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 05:14:00 PM

Michael Chaput made his NHL debut Sunday.

He saw 8:02 minutes on the fourth line with Jared Boll and Ryan Craig. He was minus-one in the game.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 08:05:00 AM

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