Blue Jackets making moves ahead of trade deadline


3:30 p.m.

Dallas has acquired defenseman Dillon Heatherington from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for left wing Lauri Korpikoski.

The 21-year-old Heatherington has a goal and five assists in 38 AHL games this season.

The 30-year-old Korpikoski has eight goals and 12 assists in 60 games this season for the Stars, who are currently not in the mix for the playoffs.


1:55 p.m.

The Columbus Blue Jackets and New Jersey Devils have exchanged defensemen just before the trade deadline.

Columbus general manager Jarmo Kekalainen says the team traded Dalton Prout to the Devils for Kyle Quincey.

The 31-year-old Quincey brings experience to the contending Blue Jackets. He has 34 goals and 118 assists and has averaged over 20 minutes on the ice in 548 career games with the Devils, Detroit Red Wings, Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings. He's played in 54 Stanley Cup playoff games.