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Blue Jackets Recall Monsters Center Michael Chaput

CLEVELAND – In advance of a Friday road tilt vs. the Iowa Wild, Cleveland’s Lake Erie Monsters announced Wednesday that fourth-year center Michael Chaput was recalled by the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets for the first time this season. A left-handed shooter, Chaput was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the third round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft with the 89th overall pick.

A 6’2”, 197 lb. native of Ile Bizard, Quebec, Chaput registered five goals, eight points, four penalty minutes and a +1 rating in 13 AHL appearances for the Monsters this season. In 50 career NHL games played for the Blue Jackets during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, Chaput, 23, has one goal, five assists, 23 penalty minutes and a -8 rating to his credit.

Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Friday road tilt vs. the Iowa Wild with live coverage from Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA underway at 8:00 pm on AM 1420 The Answer and the Monsters Hockey Network.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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