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Kevin Connauton | Defenseman

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Western Michigan
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Kevin Connauton will return to Columbus' blue line against the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
Through 53 games with Columbus, Connauton has score nine goals and 18 points to go along with 44 blocks and 74 hits. He's expected to pair with Cody Goloubef to form their second unit. Apr 11 - 6:06 PM

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Kevin Connauton and Justin Falk will be scratched from Friday's tilt with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Connauton has had a nice season for himself since coming over from Dallas in the beginning of the season. Through 53 games with Columbus, Connauton has score nine goals and 18 points to go along with 44 blocks and 74 hits. Falk meanwhile has no fantasy value to speak of.
Source: Craig Merz
Apr 10 - 6:10 PM

Kevin Connauton will come out of the lineup Wednesday night to make room for Ryan Murray on defense.

Connauton had been a regular fixture on the Blue Jackets blue line but with Ryan Murray returning to the lineup, Connauton will become the healthy scratch. He’s had a productive season, scoring nine goals and 11 assists with a plus five rating and 95 shots on goal in 61 games played. With just three games left on the season, Connauton may have played his last game of the 2014-2015 season.
Apr 8 - 5:10 PM

Kevin Connauton had an assist in a 3-2 overtime victory over Calgary.

Connauton ended a five-game point drought. He has eight goals and 19 points in 54 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 22 - 9:28 AM

Kevin Connauton (lower body) returned to action on Tuesday March 10.

Connauton missed six straight games due to the ailment. He registered an assist in 18:44 minutes of ice time.
Mar 11 - 1:36 AM

Kevin Connauton may be able to return from a lower-body injury on Tuesday.

Coach Todd Richards said Connauton "had a good practice" Monday. The Blue Jackets defenseman has been sidelined since Feb. 24.
Mar 9 - 12:29 PM

Kevin Connauton, day to day with a lower body injury, will be scratched on Friday night against the New Jersey Devils.

Through 47 games with the Stars and Blue Jackets this season, Connauton has posted eight goals, 17 points, 18 PIMs, 41 blocks, and 56 hits this season. He may return to the lineup on Saturday, but there is not much fantasy value there.
Mar 6 - 6:02 PM

Kevin Connauton (lower body) might be able to return this weekend.

Connauton has missed four straight games due to the ailment. He has eight goals and 17 points in 47 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 5 - 9:35 AM

Kevin Connauton missed Saturday's game with a lower body injury and will not play on Sunday according to coach Todd Richards.

Richards thought that the defenseman would be out until next weekend. Connauton has eight goals and 17 points in 47 games this season. That's not a bad goal total at all for a defenseman.
Mar 1 - 4:43 AM

Kevin Connauton is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Connauton missed Friday's practice as a result. He has eight goals and 17 points in 47 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 27 - 11:50 AM

Kevin Connauton will line up as the fourth line left wing with Mark Letestu and Jared Boll on Tuesday night against the Arizona Coyotes.

As you can see, Coach Richards is going with 11 forwards but this isn't a crazy idea. Connauton has seven goals and 15 points in 36 games from the blue line this season, tying him with David Savard for first in goals and ranking him fourth on the team in blue line points.
Feb 3 - 7:14 PM

Kevin Connauton missed Wednesday's practice due to an illness.

Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards is still optimistic about Connauton's chances of playing Thursday, but we're listing him as day-to-day to be safe. Connauton has seven goals and 15 points in 34 games this season. With Ryan Murray potentially returning, Connauton's condition could impact whether or not Dalton Prout plays.
Jan 29 - 9:12 AM

Kevin Connauton was a minus-four on Saturday.

Connauton was a popular pickup on Yahoo the past two weeks so he could start getting dropped in many leagues as poolies are not known for their patience. He has six goals and 12 points in 28 games this season.
Jan 11 - 8:24 AM

Kevin Connauton had a goal and an assist in a 3-1 victory on Wednesday.

Connauton has five goals and nine points in his last nine contests. This hot streak alone has made him worth Columbus' while as a waiver wire pickup from Dallas. "He's done a great job since he’s come in," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "You can see the confidence."
Jan 1 - 8:55 AM

Defenseman Kevin Connauton had a goal and two assists Saturday in a 6-2 win over Boston.

The blueliner had his best offensive game in his NHL career and now has four goals and nine points in 22 games. Connauton had points on the first three Columbus goals and was a plus-three. He is worth picking up in deep leagues as he is seeing time on the second power play.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:46:00 AM

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RW1Nick Foligno
2Cam Atkinson
3Jared Boll
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D1Jack Johnson
2David Savard
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6Dalton Prout
7Cody Goloubef
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
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