Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 2:59pm


The Columbus Blue Jackets acquired winger Lauri Korpikoski from the Dallas Stars for defenseman Dillon Heatherington.

What does it give the Columbus Blue Jackets
Veteran Korpikoski is a versatile, serviceable player who can kill penalties, check and play either wing position. He should help the Blue Jackets, who recently lost winger Matt Calvert to injury. Korpikoski was a solid, depth addition.

What does it give the Dallas Stars
In Heatherington, the Stars get a solid, defensive defenseman with good size and a little bite in his game. The 21-year-old will likely get a better shot with the Stars to prove himself than he might have had with the Blue Jackets.

Fantasy impact
Korpikoski is a defensive forward, so his fantasy value remains unchanged after this transaction: he does not have much. Heatherington has a good opportunity to become a regular defenseman with the Stars down the line, but he too won't light up the scoresheet at the highest level anytime soon.

Player focus

Columbus Blue Jackets

Lauri Korpikoski LW/RW