Bjorkstrand scored a goal in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Stars. Stars winger Joel Kiviranta turned the puck over in his own zone, and Bjorkstrand was there to snipe his seventh goal of the season. Through 25 games, Bjorkstrand has 18 points, 57 shots on net, 21 hits and 23 PIM. The Danish winger will likely continue in a middle-six role with a fair amount of power-play time.
Bjorkstrand scored two goals, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 6-5 shootout loss to Chicago. The 25-year-old salvaged a point for the Jackets with his third-period tallies, erasing a 5-3 deficit. Bjorkstrand is showing that last year's big step forward was no fluke, and he has six goals and 16 points through 20 games to begin the current campaign.
Bjorkstrand recorded an assist in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Hurricanes. Bjorkstrand had the secondary helper on Max Domi's third-period goal. The 25-year-old Bjorkstrand is one of the Blue Jackets' better options on offense, with four goals, seven helpers, 28 shots on net, 23 PIM and 14 hits through 13 games this year. While tough play isn't central to his game, Bjorkstrand can hold his own. Look for the winger to continue his productive ways in a top-six role.
Bjorkstrand had a goal and an assist with two shots in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Stars. Bjorkstrand opened the scoring 2:23 into the game, circling deep in the offensive zone before beating Anton Khudobin with a quick shot from the right circle. He later added an assist on Cam Atkinson's game-winner in the third period. It was the fourth multi-point effort of the year for Bjorkstrand, who boasts four goals and six assists through 12 games.
Bjorkstrand scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Friday's 2-1 win over the Blackhawks. Bjorkstrand opened the scoring 8:53 into the first period and added the lone helper on Eric Robinson's game-winning tally in the second. Friday was the third multi-point effort in nine outings for Bjorkstrand. The Dane has three goals, five helpers, 23 shots on goal and a minus-1 rating this season. Someone will lose key ice time once Patrik Laine joins the Blue Jackets, but given his current form Bjorkstrand's spot in the top six and with the man advantage could be safe.
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