Sherwood penned a one-year, two-way contract with Ottawa on Thursday. Sherwood has a mere 11 games of NHL action, so he'll probably be hard-pressed to break into the lineup with any consistency for Ottawa either. Even if he does suit up for Opening Night, the 24-year-old center will almost certainly be splitting his time between the AHL and NHL this year.
Sherwood will become a free agent after the Blue Jackets decided not to issue him a qualifying offer Monday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports. Over the course of three seasons with Columbus, Sherwood was in action for just 11 games in which he garnered one assist, 15 shots and 42 hits. At this point, the 24-year-old natural center may have to settle for an AHL-only contract this season in order to try convincing another NHL club to take a chance on him.
Sherwood was promoted to the active roster Monday. The Columbus native has played just one NHL game this season, but he's been solid in the minors, recording three goals and an assist across nine AHL appearances. His next opportunity to play is Monday versus the Blackhawks.
Sherwood was demoted to the taxi squad Saturday. Sherwood played in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Blackhawks and was then sent to the taxi squad after the game. The 24-year-old could be in the mix for bottom-six minutes going forward.
Sherwood was promoted to Columbus' active roster Saturday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports. Sherwood is expected to skate on the Blue Jackets' fourth line Saturday. He's gone scoreless in three top-level appearances this year.
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