The Blue Jackets have signed Cam Atkinson to a three-year, $10.5M contract extension.
Atkinson was believed to be a potential trade target at the deadline, but the Blue Jackets have locked the 25-year-old up for the next three years at $3.5 million per year. He has 13 goals and 12 assists (25 points) in 58 games this season.
Atkinson (upper-body) will return to the Blue Jackets lineup on Tuesday.
Atkinson has missed the last three games with an upper-body injury that he suffered on December 27th. Atkinson will be back on a line with Brandon Dubinsky and Matt Calvert; he has eight goals and six assists (14 points) in 33 games.
The Blue Jackets have placed Cam Atkinson (upper-body) on IR.
Atkinson, 25, suffered an upper body injury on December 27 against Boston and is expected to miss one to two weeks from the time of the injury. His placement on IR allowed the Blue Jackets to recall Sean Collins from Springfield (AHL).
Atkinson (face) will be back in the Blue Jackets lineup on Tuesday.
Atkinson missed Sunday's game after being cut by a skate near his eye on Saturday, but he said his vision is good and he is ready to go tonight vs. the Senators. With Nick Foligno sidelined with a neck injury, Atkinson will go back to the top-line with Ryan Johansen.
Atkinson (face) is on the ice for Blue Jackets practice Monday.
Atkinson missed Sunday's game because he was cut by a skate near the eye on Saturday and the swelling was too substantial for him to play. His return to practice suggests that the swelling has subsided and he could be back in the lineup on Tuesday vs. Ottawa.
Despite scoring three goals with two assists in the first five games of the season, Atkinson was replaced by Scott Hartnell on the top line on Wednesday. Atkinson was skating on a line with Alexander Wennberg and Matt Calvert and is expected to start there against the Sharks on Thursday.
Atkinson (undisclosed) is back on the ice Thursday.
Atkinson missed Wednesday's practice, but is skating this morning. The Blue Jackets are off until Friday, so expect Atkinson to be in the lineup vs. the Flames. He has three goals and one assist in the first three games of the season.
#CBJ coach Todd Richards said club has reassigned F Nick Drazenovic. Atkinson and Anisimov expected to play against Detroit.
Atkinson (ankle) has only appeared in three games this season but it looks like he will make his return to the lineup tomorrow vs. the Red Wings. Atkinson is a goal-scorer and Columbus will be happy to have him back in the lineup.
#CBJ have Cam Atkinson and John Moore taking part in optional skate prior to tonight's GM vs #sjsharks. Both should play on road trip.
Atkinson (ankle) hasn't played since January 23 but is nearing a return to the Blue Jackets lineup. Atkinson is a sniper and will be a welcomed return to a Columbus lineup that ranks at the bottom of the NHL in Goals For per game with 2.0.