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77 Josh Anderson RW

Columbus Blue Jackets

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
11%1%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
134-81716:04

Player Updates

July 20, 2020 04:44 AM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Trending in right direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jackets added Anderson (shoulder) to their 34-man roster Sunday.

Anderson continues to rehab after he underwent shoulder surgery March 2, and he was expected to miss 4-6 months. The team announced he's back with the team in Columbus, and Anderson could be cleared to play in August when the league is scheduled to restart. The 26-year-old struggled a bit during the regular season, supplying just four points in 26 games, so if he returns to the ice it'll likely be in a bottom-six role.

May 27, 2020 03:52 PM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Could return in August
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (shoulder) likely won't be ready for initial small-group training but could be cleared to play in August, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

Depending on how the league's return-to-play plan moves forward, Anderson could see action in postseason play if the Jackets are still in action as late as August. Prior to getting hurt, the 25-year-old was stuck in a rut to open the 2019-20 campaign with just four points in 26 contests, well off his 2018-19 pace in which he set personal bests in goals (27) and assists (20). If Anderson suits up, it will likely be in a bottom-six role, though he could push his way up the lineup if he rediscovers his scoring touch.

March 3, 2020 03:20 PM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Undergoes season-ending surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson underwent season-ending shoulder surgery Monday. Recovery is expected to take 4-to-6 months.

Anderson hasn't played since mid-December, and now his disappointing 2019-20 campaign is all wrapped up. The 25-year-old winger recorded four points and a minus-8 rating in 26 games. Fortunately, his recovery timeline puts him on track to be ready for training camp ahead of the 2020-21 season.

February 27, 2020 12:24 PM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: May be headed for surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson is likely done for the season and could need surgery to repair his shoulder injury, per Darren Dreger of TSN.

Considering Anderson has missed the last 33 games due to his shoulder issue, the prospect of him being sidelined the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign shouldn't come as a shock. The winger's name was circulated in trade rumors at the deadline but it seems his health played a significant factor in keeping him in Columbus. The 25-year-old will be a restricted free agent this offseason, a negotiation that will no doubt be complicated by his lack of playing time.

February 7, 2020 02:40 PM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Still sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (shoulder) isn't in the projected lineup for Friday's matchup with Detroit, NHL.com's Craig Merz reports.

Anderson returned to practice with his teammates over a week ago, so he's definitely closing in on a return, but the Blue Jackets have yet to release any details in terms of an expected date for his return. Once healthy, the 25-year-old should slot into a top-six role and a spot on one of Columbus' power-play units despite his lackluster start to the campaign.

February 4, 2020 11:08 AM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Still sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (shoulder) won't play Tuesday against Florida, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.

Anderson returned to practice for the first time since suffering his shoulder injury Thursday, so he should be ready to rejoin the lineup sooner rather than later, but he'll have to wait for Friday's matchup with Detroit for his next opportunity to do so. The 25-year-old has had a highly disappointing injury-riddled campaign thus far in 2019-20, having notched just four points through 26 contests.

February 2, 2020 01:40 PM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Injury layoff extends further
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Sunday in Montreal.

Anderson has been progressing in his recovery from a shoulder injury that's sidelined him since Dec. 14, but his ability to get back to practice hasn't translated to game readiness yet. Tuesday against Florida will present Anderson's next opportunity to get back in there and start trying to add to his meager season totals of one goal and four points, but he'll need to be removed from injured reserve before he can take the ice.

January 31, 2020 11:44 AM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Still sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (shoulder) won't play Saturday against the Sabres, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

Anderson practiced for the first time since mid-December on Thursday, so he's clearly making progress in his recovery, but he'll be forced to miss at least one more contest due to his shoulder injury. The 25-year-old winger is on injured reserve, so news of his activation will precede his return to the lineup.

January 30, 2020 05:44 PM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (shoulder) practiced with the team for the first time since suffering his shoulder injury Thursday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

Anderson is in the sixth week of the 4-6 week recovery timetable he was assigned Dec. 17, and it appears as though his rehab is right on schedule. If he's able to log another full practice Friday, he could be an option for Saturday's matinee matchup with the Sabres.

January 13, 2020 11:44 PM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Skating Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (shoulder) skated before Monday's practice, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

Anderson was handed a 4-6 week timeline Dec. 17, and Tuesday marks the four-week mark. Still, the 25-year-old isn't taking contact yet, so it's unlikely he'll be ready for Tuesday's clash versus the Bruins. Anderson's on the right track, however, and will aim to get back in the lineup by the All-Star break.

December 17, 2019 01:32 PM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Will miss 4-to-6 weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (shoulder) is expected to be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks.

Anderson has had a highly frustrating season, managing just four points in 26 games after racking up 27 goals and 47 points a year ago, and this latest injury will just add fuel to the fire. The 25-year-old winger will be placed on injured reserve until he's cleared to return, which likely won't happen until late January.

December 16, 2019 10:40 AM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: No-go against Capitals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (upper body) is ruled out for Monday's game against the Capitals, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.

Anderson answered the bell after Mark Borowiecki dished out a hard hit to teammate Sonny Milano (upper body) in Saturday's road loss to the Senators, dropping the gloves against Borowiecki. The 25-year-old Anderson got the worst of it, though, as he didn't return to the game and will now miss Monday's divisional clash. Milano will sit out as well, so the Blue Jackets recalled Kevin Stenlund and Marko Dano to fill in.

December 14, 2019 02:24 PM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Won't return Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson will not return to Saturday's contest against the Senators, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.

Anderson dropped his gloves with Matt Borowiecki after Borowiecki's questionable hit on Sonny Milano up against the boards that forced Milano to leave the contest. Unfortunately, it looks as though Anderson caught the worst of the fight and will sit out he the rest of Saturday's tilt. His status should be revisited ahead of Monday's game versus the Capitals.

November 29, 2019 11:00 PM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Breaks lengthy point slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson recorded an assist, five shots on goal and three hits in Friday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.

Anderson had gone empty in 13 straight games entering Friday, but he got on the scoresheet with an assist on Gustav Nyquist's empty-net goal. He's at just three points this season, and the other two came in the same game, a 7-4 loss to the Flyers on Oct. 26. Anderson has added 45 hits and 45 shots on goal in 19 contests, but there's no doubt it's been a disappointing follow-up to his 47-point breakout last year.

November 11, 2019 11:08 AM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Quiet since return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson has gone six games without scoring a point.

He had a two-point effort Oct. 26 against the Flyers, but otherwise Anderson has come up empty offensively in nine games since rejoining the lineup from an upper-body injury. The 25-year-old winger is currently skating on the third line with Boone Jenner and Sonny Milano, and Anderson also got dropped from the power play in the last two contests, making him a risky fantasy option until he regains a more prominent role.

October 27, 2019 12:36 AM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Two-point effort in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Flyers.

It took the rugged winger a couple of contests to shake off the rust from his six-game injury absence, but Anderson collected his first points of the season Saturday while adding three shots, two hits and two blocked shots to his ledger. He's currently skating on a third line with Boone Jenner and Sonny Milano that looked dangerous in this one -- the trio picked up three goals and six points between them -- but Anderson also saw 2:39 of ice time on the power play, giving him some fantasy upside in deeper leagues.

October 21, 2019 08:28 PM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Lifted from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Monday.

After missing the last six games, Anderson is ready to rock for Monday's matchup against the Maple Leafs. He'll immediately slot onto the third line with power-play opportunities. The Blue Jackets are hoping Anderson -- who racked up 27 goals last season -- will spark the offense, which has averaged just 2.25 goals per game thus far.

October 20, 2019 06:00 PM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Travels to Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (upper body) traveled with the team ahead of Monday's contest in Toronto, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

Anderson hasn't suited up since Oct. 5 against the Penguins and missed the last six games since then. He'll still need to be officially activated from injured reserve before he rejoins the lineup but it seems like he's getting close to a return.

October 19, 2019 10:36 PM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Set to miss clash with Islanders
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (upper body) will not be in the lineup when the Blue Jackets face the Islanders on Saturday.

Anderson will miss his sixth consecutive game Saturday, still hampered by an upper-body injury that he suffered earlier this month. The forward remains on injured reserve, meaning before he can return to the ice, Anderson will need to come off IR.

October 16, 2019 10:52 AM
Blue Jackets' Josh Anderson: Still sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Anderson (upper body) won't play Wednesday against the Stars, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.

Anderson went through an on-ice session with the Blue Jackets' strength and conditioning coach Monday, so he's definitely making progress in his recovery, but he'll need to return to practice with his teammates before rejoining the lineup. Once he's given the green light, the 25-year-old will return to a top-six role and a spot on one of Columbus' power-play units.

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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2019-20CLB26134-8000712
2018-19CLB82272047253251226
2017-18CBJ63191130-11052636
2016-17CBJ7817122912003821
2015-16CBJ12134000000
2014-15CBJ6011-100000
Total26765501152742135395
More Career Stats
SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2019-20CLB26631.616:0354045.2342.2817106
2018-19CLB8223011.717:011814112.33109.83602025
2017-18CBJ6318810.118:01141685:4762:00422016
2016-17CBJ7811914.312:0013646:0614:43895032
2015-16CBJ12119.110:401770:150:472001
2014-15CBJ6100.013:201190:080:002001
Total26762110.515:205430249:50229:3721210081
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/222
Birthdate:
5/7/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Burlington, ON
Team:
Columbus Blue Jackets
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NHL Experience: