For a while there, it looked as if the Columbus Blue Jackets were going to sit on their hands.
However, near the end of the deadline, they made a move to bring depth to their blue line, acquiring veteran Kyle Quincey from New Jersey for fellow veteran D Dalton Prout. We’ll call it stay-at-home for stay-at-home, with a slight edge to Columbus.
Quincey, 31, is a better puck mover from the back end and has four goals and eight assist in 53 games this season, along with 71 hits and 70 blocked shots. The Jackets, who have only been so-so since a mammoth 16-game winning streak, can use his poise and savvy. He has appeared in 54 career playoff games, garnering eight assists. Overall, he has 34 goals and 118 assists in 548 games.
Prout, who will be 27 on March 13, had three assists in 15 games with Columbus this season. Career wise, he has six goals and 27 assists in 224 games.