• Prout Sets Up Score for Blue Jackets

    News: Dalton Prout picked up a primary assist in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over the Islanders.
    Analysis: With a minus-14 rating and seven helpers counting as his only points in 58 games, Dalton Prout is not a familiar name in most leagues. However, he adds defensive depth for the Blue Jackets, winners of eight consecutive games.
  • Jackets' Prout To Play Saturday

    News: Dalton Prout (upper body) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Devils, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: Dalton Prout, who had missed the previous nine games with the injury, resumed practicing Wednesday and appears to be back to full health. He'll slot in on the third pairing in place of Kevin Connauton, who will sit out Saturday with a foot injury.
  • Jackets' Prout Particpates In Friday's Practice

    News: Dalton Prout (upper body) participated in all drills at Friday's practice, FOX Sports Ohio's Jeff Rimer reports.
    Analysis: Dalton Prout hasn't played since Feb. 7, but he may stand a chance to make his return in Saturday's game against the Devils.
  • Jackets' Prout Takes Part In Optional Skate

    News: Dalton Prout (upper body) was a participant in Wednesday's optional skate, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: Dalton Prout hasn't played since Feb. 7 due to the injury, and it's unclear how close he might be to practicing again. Regardless of his timeline, since Prout only produced six points in 41 games this season, few fantasy players are likely waiting with bated breath for his return.
  • Jackets Rule Prout Out For Weekend

    News: The Blue Jackets have ruled Dalton Prout (upper body) out for their two weekend games, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: Dalton Prout hasn't made much progress since sustaining the injury in Saturday's win over the Senators. Even at optimal health, Prout had struggled to crack the Columbus lineup on a regular basis, so the team shouldn't suffer too much from his absence.
  • Jackets' Prout Day-To-Day With Upper-Body Injury

    News: Dalton Prout is considered "day-to-day" with an upper-body injury.
    Analysis: Dalton Prout reportedly suffered the injury Saturday against the Senators, but he hasn't been ruled out yet for Monday's game against the Kings. The blueliner has tallied just six points in 41 games, but has 62 blocked shots and 60 penalty minutes.
  • Jackets' Prout Picks Up Assist

    News: Dalton Prout collected an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Capitals.
    Analysis: Dalton Prout was credited with a secondary helper on Fedor Tyutin's second-period goal, which gave the Jackets a short-lived two-score lead. With no goals and only six points in 39 games, Prout isn't worth much consideration in non-specialty-category formats.
  • Prout Tallies Two Helpers For Jackets

    News: Dalton Prout had a rare multi-point effort Thursday, picking up secondary assists on the Jackets' first two goals in a shootout win over the Panthers.
    Analysis: Dalton Prout hadn't picked up a point at all in a month prior to Thursday, as his last one came back on Nov. 4. With just five assists and a minus-10 rating on the year, his fantasy value is quite limited even in leagues that count his contributions in hits and blocks.
  • Blue Jackets Healthy Scratch Prout

    News: Dalton Prout will be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Sharks.
    Analysis: Dalton Prout has registered one point, five shots on goal, seven hits and a plus-2 rating through five games. He'll head to the press box in order for Cody Goloubef to see his first action of the season, but Prout still seems rather secure in his role as a regular on the Jackets' third pairing.
  • Jackets Give Prout Two-Year Extension

    News: The Jackets have signed Dalton Prout to a two-year contract extension.
    Analysis: Terms have not been released, but it is a one-way deal, solidifying his place on the NHL roster entering the 2014-15 season.