Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson: Protected in expansion draft

Atkinson, as expected, is listed on the Blue Jackets' protected list for the upcoming expansion draft, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

The 28-year-old winger tallied a career-high 35 goals and 62 points last year and entrenched himself among the Jackets' top-six forwards, so there was no way Columbus was going to risk losing him to the Golden Knights. Atkinson may have reached his ceiling in 2016-17, but there's no reason to expect any regression from him, either, since he's heading into a contract year.

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