Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said Sunday that Nyquist (shoulder) is on schedule in his recovery from November shoulder surgery, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Nyquist was initially handed a 5-to-6 month timeline, putting him on track to return in April at the earliest. It's encouraging that Nyquist remains on track, but there's still a long road before he'll be able to return.
Nyquist will be sidelined for 5-to-6 months after undergoing surgery to repair a labral tear of his left shoulder Tuesday.
This is a big blow for Columbus, as Nyquist was expected to continue to skate in a top-six spot while maintaining a major role on the Blue Jackets' power play in 2020-21 after racking up 15 goals and 42 points in 70 games last campaign. Although the start date of next season remains up in the air, it's safe to assume Nyquist will miss a significant chunk of the campaign since he likely won't be ready to play until mid-April at the earliest. Columbus may now decide to pursue a top-six winger in free agency to pick up the slack in Nyquist's absence.
Nyquist tallied a goal on six shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers.
The Swede has goals in three straight games. Nyquist is up to 15 tallies, 42 points, 148 shots and a plus-4 rating in 69 contests this season. He continues to operate in a top-six role and should have a chance to reach the 50-point mark for the second straight year.
Nyquist scored a goal on four shots in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Calgary.
Nyquist staked the Blue Jackets to a 2-0 lead just over the midway point of the first period, a lead Columbus was unable to nail down. The 30-year-old has turned in a solid campaign in his first season in Columbus, producing 14 goals and 41 points in 68 games. Nyquist has eclipsed the 40-point mark in each of his seven full NHL seasons.
Nyquist produced an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Senators.
The Swede has gone 11 games with a goal, but he has managed a modest four assists in that span. For the year, Nyquist has 38 points (12 tallies, 26 helpers), 132 shots and a plus-2 rating in 64 contests. He can provide fantasy owners with some depth offense given his first-line role in Columbus.
Nyquist tallied an empty-net goal in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Canadiens.
Nyquist struck late in the third period, but a Shea Weber tally 52 seconds later put Nyquist in line for the game-winner. The Swedish winger has points in three straight games, and he's up to 12 goals and 34 points through 53 games overall. He's a little behind last year's 60-point pace, but he could top 50 for the third time in his career.
Nyquist tallied a power-play goal in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Jets.
Nyquist knocked in a rebound after Pierre-Luc Dubois' initial shot, tying the game at three with 2:05 left in the second period. The tally snapped a six-game point drought for Nyquist. He's up to 11 goals, 32 points, 103 shots on goal and nine power-play points in 51 contests.
Nyquist notched an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Ducks.
Nyquist has picked up five points in his last five games. The Swede is up to 31 points (eight on the power play), 93 shots on goal and a plus-5 rating in 44 contests. A reliable 40-point producer, Nyquist is likely to exceed that mark by a fair margin in 2019-20.
Nyquist scored an empty-net goal and added an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over the Kings.
The Swede set up Nathan Gerbe's equalizer in the second period. Nyquist then capped the win with his tally late in the third. He's up to 10 goals and 20 assists through 44 games this season. The 30-year-old isn't quite at last year's 60-point pace, but he shouldn't have much trouble reaching 50 by the end of the campaign.
Nyquist had two assists and three shots on goal Tuesday in a 4-1 win over the Panthers.
Both of Nyquist's assists were timely ones; he set up Boone Jenner's game-winning goal late in the second period, then assisted on Zach Werenski's hat trick goal midway through the third. It was Nyquist's third two-point game in his last seven, giving him 28 points through his first 40 games in Columbus. That puts him on track to eclipse the career-high 54 points he put up in 2014-15 with Detroit.
Nyquist finished Thursday's 3-2 overtime win versus Los Angeles with two assists, one coming on a Blue Jackets' power play.
Nyquist has been on a tear recently, with six points in four games. He's done most of his damage with assists, though, as Nyquist only has one goal in the last 10 games.
Nyquist scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Red Wings.
The veteran forward scored his eighth goal of the season into an empty net, but it was his first-period helper -- a brilliant wheeling backhander to Oliver Bjorkstrand in the slot -- that really stood out. Nyquist is on a roll with five points (one goal, four assists) in the last five games, and he now has 23 points in 34 contests to begin his Blue Jackets tenure.
Nyquist picked up an assist in Monday's win over the Capitals.
The veteran winger got the ball rolling on a 5-2 victory early in the first period, zipping the puck towards the net for Cam Atkinson to tip into the top corner. Nyquist snapped a brief four-game point drought with the helper, and he now has seven goals and 19 points through 30 games to begin his first season in Columbus.
Nyquist posted a hat trick, seven shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.
Nyquist scored once in each period. He deflected an Oliver Bjorkstrand shot in for the opening goal, then struck on the power play in the second before adding the empty-netter to seal the win. Nyquist is now up to seven goals and 18 points in 25 games this season. The Swedish winger seems set to challenge his career high of 60 points from 2018-19. He's been held off the scoresheet only once in the last six games.
Nyquist scored a power-play goal on three shots in a 4-3 loss to the Jets on Saturday.
Nyquist found the net with the man advantage in the second period to briefly give Columbus a 3-2 lead. It was his fourth goal of the year and first in the last six games. The first-year Blue Jacket has picked up a point in each of his last three games and is now up to 14 points in 22 games.
Nyquist supplied a power-play assist and three shots in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Nyquist's helper came on an Emil Bemstrom goal early in the first period. With four points in his last two games, Nyquist appears to be finding his groove with the Blue Jackets. He's at 11 points and 45 shots on goal in 17 appearances.
Nyquist scored a goal and added a pair of assists in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Coyotes.
Nyquist needed just 14 seconds to put the Blue Jackets on the board in the first period. He later assisted on Emil Bemstrom's power-play tally in the second and Oliver Bjorkstrand's game-winner in the third. The big game gives Nyquist three goals and 10 points in 16 outings. His first assist in the game was his first power-play point of the year.
Nyquist scored the game-winning goal on a penalty shot in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.
He got hooked from behind with a clear path to the net after taking a nice feed from Alexander Wennberg, setting the stage for Nyquist's heroics. The former Red Wing is off to a solid start in his first season with the Jackets, scoring two goals and five points through nine games.
Nyquist assisted on Pierre-Luc Dubois' game-winning goal in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Hurricanes.
Dubois did all the work, as Nyquist simply collected the puck at his own blue line and fed the rugged center in the neutral zone for a partial breakaway. The 30-year-old former Red Wing now has a goal and two points through his first five games for the Jackets, and Nyquist is seeing consistent minutes both on the top line and on the power play.
Nyquist signed a four-year, $22 million deal with the Blue Jackets on Monday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
Nyquist is a consolation prize for a Columbus team that's losing a lot of star power with Artemi Panarin, Matt Duchene and Sergei Bobrovsky bolting in free agency. The Swede turns 30 in September and scored a career-best 60 points between the Red Wings and Sharks last season. Nyquist has topped the 40-point mark in each of the past six seasons.
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