Last Game
Wed, Jan 26
vs Calgary Flames (20-12-6)
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Final
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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
28-11-4 60
27-10-5 59
28-9-2 58
23-12-9 55
18-21-1 37
15-14-6 36
15-21-5 35
13-22-8 34

2021 Stats

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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
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Regular Season 2 3 -3 09:53 2

Top Emil Bemstrom News

  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Gets physical in loss

    Bemstrom finished with two PIM and a hit in a 4-2 loss to the Blackhawks on Tuesday.

    Bemstrom also contributed one shot. After a 20-point rookie campaign, the 22-year-old has not gotten much NHL action over the last two seasons. The center missed much of this season with an oblique injury, returning to the lineup for Columbus on Dec. 30 against Nashville. Bemstrom has one point in six games this season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Recalled from AHL Cleveland

    Bemstrom was promoted to the Jackets' NHL roster on Wednesday.

    Bemstrom has yet to get into a game for Columbus this season due to an oblique injury suffered during the preseason. After logging three games for the Monsters, in which he recorded one goal, two PIM and minus-4 rating, the 22-year-old center will get a chance to crack the lineup.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Activated off IR, sent to AHL

    Bemstrom (oblique) was activated off injured reserve and assigned to AHL Cleveland on Thursday.

    Bemstrom has yet to play this season due to an oblique injury, so he'll head to the minors to get his game in order before presumably getting a look with the big club later this season. The 22-year-old forward picked up five points through 20 appearances with the Blue Jackets last year.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Back at practice

    Bemstrom (oblique) returned to practice Monday, Bailey Johnson and Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch report.

    The 22-year-old was placed on IR in mid-October and has yet to play a game this season. Bemstrom could be ready to rejoin the lineup this weekend, but with the Jackets playing well, coach Brad Larsen may not be inclined to juggle his forward lines to find room for him.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Placed on IR, out 4-6 weeks

    Bemstrom was placed on injured reserve Thursday and is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks with a left oblique strain.

    Bemstrom only picked up five points in 20 games with the Blue Jackets last season, so his absence won't impact many fantasy lineups. The 22-year-old forward will need to be activated off injured reserve before making his season debut, so expect another update on his status once that occurs.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Shocking hat trick Monday

    Bemstrom scored a natural hat trick, with one of the goals coming on the power play, in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Predators.

    With the Jackets down 3-0 heading into the third period, Bemstrom suddenly became Juuse Saros' kryptonite to force OT. It was a scoring binge made even more stunning by the fact that the 21-year-old had zero goals in 16 games on the season. Bemstrom showed some sniper upside in Sweden as a teenager before beginning his NHL career, but Columbus may not have the talent at center to make him a consistent threat even if he earns a bigger role next season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Taken off injured reserve

    Bemstrom (lower body) was activated off injured reserve Friday.

    Bemstrom's removal from injured reserve clears the way for him to rejoin the lineup against Carolina on Saturday following his 21-game stint on IR. The 21-year-old natural center has been limited to just 15 appearances this season, which has seen him notch a mere two assists, well off the 20-point performance he put up in his rookie campaign last year.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Surfaces on IR

    Bemstrom (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

    Bemstrom suffered a lower-body injury during Wednesday's practice and is expected to be sidelined for at least a week. He's notched two helpers through 15 games this campaign.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Up to active roster

    Bemstrom was promoted from the taxi squad to the active roster ahead of Thursday's game versus the Blackhawks.

    Bemstrom is expected to suit up for the first time since Jan. 21. He should draw into the bottom six. The 21-year-old played in the first five games of the year, averaging 11:49 of ice time per contest and totaling seven shots on net, four hits and three blocked shots.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Demoted to taxi squad

    Bemstrom was sent to the taxi squad Monday, according to TSN's transactions list.

    Bemstrom was brought up as part of Columbus' paper moves to adjust the team's salary. The 21-year-old forward was held scoreless through five games before heading to the taxi squad, and it's unclear when he'll get another chance in the lineup.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Recalled from taxi squad

    Bemstrom was promoted from the taxi squad Sunday according to TSN's transactions list.

    Bemstrom was held without a point in the first five games this season before heading to the taxi squad prior to Saturday's game against Tampa Bay. It's unclear if he'll get back into the lineup Tuesday against Florida or if this is simply some roster shuffling by the Blue Jackets.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Shuffles to taxi squad

    Columbus assigned Bemstrom to its taxi squad Friday.

    Bemstrom has gone scoreless while averaging 11:49 of ice time through the first five games of the campaign, so the Blue Jackets have decided to replace him with Nathan Gerbe on the active roster. Bemstrom will likely continue to shuffle between the taxi squad and the active roster throughout the season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Looking to build on last year

    Bemstrom feels ready to take a step forward in his development after an up and down rookie season, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

    The 21-year-old scored 10 goals and 20 points in 56 games during his first taste of the NHL, but Bemstrom had opportunities that he missed as he's still working on finding the right mix of accuracy and aggression with his shot. "He's got a lethal shot," Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said. "He's just got to find a way to get it off. I think that's where you saw him fight it last year. He was either getting it off just to get it off, not knowing where it was going, or he wasn't getting it off at all because he was trying to pick a spot. I think he's going to figure out how to blend those two things and hopefully have a lot of success." Bemstrom's coming off a strong offseason that saw him score nine goals and 17 points in 16 games for HIFK in the Finnish Elite League, and while Columbus' forward depth likely relegates him to a bottom-six role this season, skating with a veteran center like Mikko Koivu could help steady Bemstrom's game.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Loan period ends

    Bemstrom loan agreement with Finnish Elite League club HIFK came to an end Monday.

    Bemstrom will presumably report back to North America to join the Blue Jackets for the start of training camp. The 21-year-old should be in contention for a bottom-six spot with Columbus after logging 20 points in 56 games as a rookie in 2019-20.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Signs with European club

    Bemstrom signed with HIFK of the Finnish Elite League, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

    Bemstrom will look to begin the 2020-21 season overseas, but his contract does have an NHL out clause to allow him to come back to Columbus. He tallied 10 goals and 20 points in 56 games during his rookie season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Opens scoring Sunday

    Bemstrom potted a goal on five shots, dished two hits and added two PIM in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Canucks.

    Bemstrom has found twine in five of the last eight games. The Swedish winger has 10 goals, 10 assists, 97 shots and 52 hits through 56 contests. The rookie is currently in a top-line role -- Bemstrom has some value in deeper fantasy formats.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Has goals in two straight

    Bemstrom scored a goal on four shots Tuesday in a 5-4 loss to the Wild.

    Bemstrom scored early in the third period, giving him goals in back-to-back games. The 20-year-old rookie, a fourth-round pick in 2017, has eight goals -- half of them on the power play -- and 18 points in 51 games.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Pots overtime winner

    Bemstrom scored the game-winning goal in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Senators.

    Bemstrom struck at 4:35 of the extra period, cashing in on some chaos in front of Senators goalie Marcus Hogberg. The Swedish winger has two goals and an assist over the last four games. He's racked up 17 points, 81 shots and 45 hits through 50 appearances in his rookie campaign.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Struggling with consistency

    Bemstrom has five goals and 13 points through his first 40 NHL contests.

    The 20-year-old has a tidy four-game point streak in January, but since it ended he's failed to find the scoresheet in five straight. Bemstrom is getting time on the second power-play unit, but unless he works his way into a top-six role and capitalizes on it, he's not likely to surface on the fantasy radar outside of deep dynasty formats.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Nets power-play tally

    Bemstrom scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Golden Knights.

    The goal was his first point in four games since returning from an upper-body injury. With Elvis Merzlikins holding the Golden Knights off the board, Bemstrom's first-period tally also counted as the game-winner. The 20-year-old Swede now has 10 points, 47 shots on goal and 31 hits through 32 contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 193 lbs
Birthplace: Nykoping, Sweden
Age: 22
Experience: 2
Shoots: Right