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Kevin Connauton | Defenseman

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
College: Western Michigan
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Kevin Connauton has three assists in 12 games this season.
Connauton didn't participate in six of Columbus' games and when he does play, he's averaged just 14:44 minutes per contest. If he did get significant minutes regularly, perhaps he would do enough offensively to be worth consideration in standard leagues, but that doesn't seem to be in the cards in 2015-16. Nov 16 - 8:45 AM

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Kevin Connauton will replace Fedor Tyutin on the blue line Friday night against the Avalanche.

Unfortunately, Connauton hasn't filled out the stat sheet with much of anything to suggest he's a good fantasy player.
Oct 30 - 6:49 PM

Kevin Connauton and the Columbus defense are eager to prove their doubters wrong this year.

"We had a good run there at the end, and I think we can be better now," Connauton said. "When somebody is saying you can’t do something, it makes you even hungrier to play well and prove them wrong." He posted career highs as a member of the Blue Jackets, with nine goals and 19 points in 54 games, after he was obtained off waivers from Dallas. A healthy Ryan Murray should make a difference, while David Savard is developing into a very good two-way blueliner.
Sep 7 - 2:58 PM

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

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

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3Alexander Wennberg
4Gregory Campbell
5William Karlsson
LW1Brandon Saad
2Scott Hartnell
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Calvert
5Kerby Rychel
6Markus Hannikainen
RW1Nick Foligno
2Cam Atkinson
3Jared Boll
4David Clarkson
5Rene Bourque
D1Jack Johnson
2David Savard
3Ryan Murray
4Fedor Tyutin
5Kevin Connauton
6Justin Falk
7Dalton Prout
8Cody Goloubef
9Andrew Bodnarchuk
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney