Bjorkstrand will miss 4-to-6 weeks with rib/cartilage contusion and oblique strain.
Bjorkstrand took a cross-check against the Devils on Saturday and will miss at least one month with a mid-body injury. Bjorkstrand was red-hot before getting hurt, scoring five goals with two assists in his previous four games. Nathan Gerbe was called up from Cleveland (AHL) to replace Bjorkstrand.
Bjorkstrand will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
Bjorkstrand played just 5:33 TOI in Sunday’s game in Anaheim and will come out of the lineup tonight. Lukas Sedlak will replace him on the fourth line.
The Blue Jackets re-signed Oliver Bjorkstrand to a three-year deal worth $7.5M ($2.5M AAV).
Bjorkstrand (upper-body) will be back in the Blue Jackets' lineup on Tuesday.
Source: Mark Scheig 04/4/17, 1:55 pm EST
Bjorkstrand (undisclosed) will miss his second straight game.
The Blue Jackets have recalled Oliver Bjorkstrand from Cleveland (AHL).
The Blue Jackets have sent Oliver Bjorkstrand to Cleveland (AHL).
Bjorkstrand has been a healthy scratch for the last five games, so he will swap places with Dalton Prout, who had reached the end of his conditioning stint. Bjorkstrand has picked up 10 goals and four assists (14 points) in 20 AHL games this season.
The Blue Jackets have recalled Oliver Bjorkstrand from Cleveland.
Bjorkstrand has been recalled on an emergency basis, so someone is likely out tonight. Bjorkstrand made the team out of the training camp, but failed to record a point in three games. The 21-year-old has 12 points (8G / 4A) in 19 games since being sent down.
The Blue Jackets have recalled Oliver Bjorkstrand from Lake Erie (AHL).
Source: Rob Mixer 03/17/16, 6:46 am EST