Bjorkstrand picked up a pair of assists in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Jets. This was his first multi-point game in exactly a month, as Bjorkstrand notched a goal and an assist March 5, then managed just four points in nine games (plus a six-game injury absence) since. He's totaled 13 points in 24 games this year, which isn't a bad NHL debut at all, and the soon-to-be 22-year-old Dane has plenty of upside. He's an interesting late and cheap choice in playoff pools, too.
Bjorkstrand (upper body) practiced without any issues Monday and is expected to play Tuesday against the Penguins, Tom Reed of The Columbus Dispatch reports. He skated on the first power-play unit during Monday's practice, which could give Bjorkstrand an opportunity to make an immediate impact upon his return to action. The Jackets have been in a scoring slump recently, so if the youngster does show any kind of an offensive spark, he should see top-six minutes at even strength as well.
Bjorkstrand (upper body) was scheduled to take part in practice with the Blue Jackets on Monday, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Bjorkstrand has been out since March 22 with the injury, but the Blue Jackets will wait and see how he comes out of Monday's session before determining his status for Tuesday's game against the Penguins. The 21-year-old has put up six goals and five assists in 22 games this season.
Bjorkstrand (upper body) is projected to miss Sunday's game against the Capitals. The winger has missed the last five games and seems likely to miss his sixth. He's had trouble scoring this year, even when healthy, with 11 points in 22 games, so fantasy owners should stay away even if he's back in the lineup.
Bjorkstrand (upper body) is not projected to play Friday against the Blackhawks, the Blue Jackets' official site reports. Bjorkstrand, who missed his fourth consecutive game Thursday, will presumably target a potential return Tuesday against the Capitals.
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