Atkinson has been traded to the Flyers from the Blue Jackets in exchange for Jakub Voracek, Sportsnet.ca reports.
Atkinson had spent his entire 10-year career with Columbus and amassed 402 points in 627 games, including a career-best 40 goals and 69 points two years ago. His cap hit is $5.875 million, and there are four years remaining on his current deal. While 32, Atkinson still has a lot left in his proverbial gas tank and should provide a boost to the Flyers' top six.
Atkinson registered a goal on four shots and added two hits in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over Detroit. He also provided a pair of blocks.
Atkinson put an end to his 12-game goal drought when he opened the scoring midway through the first period, converting an easy tap-in off a Patrik Laine feed. It was the 15th goal of the year for Atkinson, who has produced 34 points in 56 games.
Atkinson had two assists -- one on the power play -- and six shots in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Nashville.
Atkinson snapped a five-game point drought and recorded his highest shot total since March 9. He's still mired in an 11-game goal drought but will have two more chances to end that drought before the season ends. Atkinson has 14 goals and 33 points in 54 games this season.
Atkinson produced an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Stars.
Atkinson has a goal and three helpers in his last six games. The 31-year-old winger is enjoying another solid season with 14 tallies, 15 helpers, 131 shots on net and a minus-9 rating through 46 appearances. He should continue to see top-six usage over the Blue Jackets' last 10 contests.
Atkinson scored an empty-net goal and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Lightning.
Atkinson helped to secure the victory with his tally in the third period. It's his 13th goal and 25th point in 37 outings this year. The veteran winger has added 104 shots on net and a minus-3 rating, mainly working on the Blue Jackets' second line. He's just one point shy of matching his output from 44 games last year.
Atkinson scored a short-handed goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Red Wings.
The shortie was his fourth of the season, tying his previous career high set in 2018-19. Atkinson had a slow start to the campaign but has been coming on strong of late, piling up eight goals and 14 points over the last 11 games.
Atkinson scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 6-5 shootout loss to Chicago.
The veteran winger opened the scoring for the Jackets midway through the first period after they'd fallen into a 2-0 hole, and Atkinson then helped set up Patrik Laine for his second tally of the night in the second. Atkinson has put his sluggish start to the season well behind him, piling up seven goals and 12 points in the last nine games.
Atkinson scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's 3-0 win over Nashville.
Atkinson used a little bit of good fortune to extend his goal-scoring streak to five game. He unleashed a shot from the right circle that was blocked by a sliding Nashville defenseman but went up and over goaltender Juuse Saros, who never saw it. Atkinson has piled up nine points during his current run and has posted four-plus shots in each of the last four. The 31-year-old is on one of the best streaks of his career and now has seven goals and seven assists in 18 games overall.
Atkinson scored a goal on a game-high seven shots in Monday's 7-3 loss to Carolina.
Atkinson cleaning up a rebound on the doorstep to open the scoring just 26 seconds into the game. The 31-year-old is on some kind of tear right now, scoring for the fourth consecutive game and for the fifth time in his last six. He's piled up nine points during that stretch to go with a plus-7 rating. Atkinson registered 26 points in 44 games in 2019-20 but is already halfway to that mark through 17 contests this season.
Atkinson scored a goal on four shots and added an assist Saturday in a 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago.
Atkinson set up Patrick Laine's goal that opened the scoring in the first period, then he gave the Blue Jackets a 2-1 lead late in the middle frame with a deflection goal in the slot. Atkinson has put together a modest three-game point streak, totaling six points (two goals, four assists) in the last two contests alone. The 31-year-old has 12 points on the year, already nearly halfway to the 26 he scored all of last season.
Atkinson scored a short-handed goal and dished out three assists in Thursday's 6-5 win over Chicago. He also had four shots and was plus-2.
Atkinson opened the scoring in the first period with his short-handed goal, beating Chicago goalie Kevin Lankinen from long range, then racked up all three of his helpers in the final frame. There was a bit of good fortune involved here, with all three assists resulting from teammates knocking home Atkinson rebounds. Nonetheless, the 31-year-old played a highly impactful game and was named the No. 1 star. He has four goals and six assists through 15 games.
Atkinson scored a short-handed goal on a penalty shot in Monday's 3-2 win over Carolina. He also had two shots on goal and one hit.
Atkinson beat Alex Nedeljkovic with a deke midway through the second period to give the Blue Jackets a 2-1 lead. It was Atkinson's 14th career shorty, tying the franchise record. The 31-year-old found the back of the net just once in his first 11 games of the season but has since scored twice in his last three.
Atkinson scored his 200th career goal and had two shots in a 4-3 win over Dallas on Thursday.
Atkinson's tap-in 3:42 into the third period gave the Blue Jackets a 4-2 lead and stood as the game-winner. The 31-year-old got off to a slow start, going scoreless in his first four games, but slowly seems to be righting the ship with points in five of his last eight.
Atkinson recorded a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 2-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Atkinson set up Oliver Bjorkstrand for the game's first goal. After a cold start to the year, Atkinson has points in four of his last five games. He's picked up a goal and three assists overall to go with a minus-4 rating and 21 shots though nine appearances. Atkinson should be able to pick up the pace a bit more as the season moves along, but his spot on the top power-play unit could be in jeopardy once Patrik Laine joins the Jackets.
Atkinson scored a short-handed goal in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Panthers.
The veteran winger lit the lamp for the first time this season early in the third period, snapping a shot past former teammate Sergei Bobrovsky. Atkinson is coming off a disappointing 2019-20 campaign, and with only three points through seven games, the current season isn't looking any better so far. Perhaps the arrival of Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic can take some pressure off Atkinson and spark a return to form for the 31-year-old, who's just two years removed from a 41-goal eruption.
Atkinson delivered a primary assist Saturday in a 5-2 win over the Lightning.
Despite starting shifts on the top line and with the No. 1 power-play unit, Atkinson is averaging only 16:18 of ice time through six contests. The Blue Jackets made a huge splash by acquiring Patrik Laine (upper body) -- in exchange for Pierre-Luc Dubois -- ahead of their clash against the Bolts, and that is sure to shake the team dynamic once Laine is healthy. Atkinson will be chasing his third point in as many games when the Blue Jackets host the Panthers on Tuesday.
Atkinson hasn't scored a point through four games to begin the season.
The 31-year-old was hoping to bounce back after a disappointing 2019-20 campaign that saw him score 12 goals and 26 points in 44 games, but in the early going Atkinson has been even worse this season. He's not even consistently generating the chances he usually does, and while he does have eight shots on net, six of them came in the same contest. The Jackets' offense as a whole has been sluggish, scoring a total of eight goals in those four games, and Atkinson is far from alone in being a no-show so far. He'll look to shake off this early slump in the team's home opener Thursday against the Lightning.
Atkinson was credited with the Blue Jackets' only goal Monday during a 2-1 loss to the Lightning in Game 4 of their first-round series.
It's not exactly accurate to say he scored it -- Pierre-Luc Dubois snapped a shot from the high slot that caught Andrei Vasilevskiy in the chest, and the rebound caromed off the leg of an off-balance Atkinson and into the net as he skated by. After missing the last two games, though, the 31-year-old was a welcome presence in the Jackets lineup even as they came up short. Atkinson has three goals and six points through seven postseason contests, and he'll try to help the club avoid elimination in Game 5 on Wednesday.
Atkinson (undisclosed) will return to the lineup versus the Lightning for Monday's Game 4, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Atkinson should jump back into a second-line role with Nick Foligno and Booner Jenner. Prior to getting hurt, the 30-year-old Atkinson notched five points in six postseason clashes while averaging 3:06 of ice time with the man advantage. Despite all the time on the power play, Atkinson still hasn't converted outside of even strength.
Atkinson (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's Game 3 versus the Lightning.
Atkinson will miss a second straight game, so rookie Liam Foudy is expected to stay in the top six. It's still unclear what Atkinson is dealing with, but his next chance to suit up will be Monday's Game 4. Atkinson had five points in six games before the injury.
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