Sedlak agreed to terms on a two-year, one-way contract extension Tuesday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports. The most significant part of this contract for Sedlak is likely the one-way aspect as it will prevent the team from easily moving him between the NHL and AHL during the 2017-18 campaign. It has been a good week for the 24-year-old as he potted a goal in his first game back from injury and now earned a new deal with Columbus.
Sedlak centered the fourth line for the Blue Jackets on Sunday and opened the scoring with a shorthanded penalty-shot goal in a 4-1 win over the Devils. Alexander Wennberg (neck) was held out as a precaution after taking a big hit the night before, allowing Sedlak to draw back into the lineup. His successful penalty shot was one of two for the Jackets on the night -- Brandon Dubinsky scored the second -- making them just the third team in NHL history to convert two penalty shots in the same game. Sedlak will likely return to the press box once Wennberg is healthy.
Sedlak (oblique) was activated from injured reserve Thursday. Sedlak proved healthy after showing well in practice Wednesday. He's missed the past 11 games and is no lock to play in the upcoming contest, but he should at least be ready to rock by Saturday's road match with the Islanders. The rookie has produced 12 points (six goals, six assists) in 55 games this campaign.
Sedlak (oblique) was able to practice Wednesday and seems ready to return to the lineup, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Whether he actually draws into the lineup Thursday is another question, however, as the Blue Jackets currently have 14 healthy forwards on their roster. Sedlak's ability in the faceoff circle should eventually get him back into action, but with Sam Gagner playing well at center, there may not be room for the rookie in the short term.
Sedlak (oblique) was able to skate on his own Friday, The Columbus Dispatch reports. There's no timetable yet for his return to action, but it looks like he's close to being able to practice. Sedlak has six goals, 12 points and a plus-8 rating in 55 games this season, but the rookie's biggest contributions have come in the faceoff circle, where he's won 51.2 percent of his draws.
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