Sherwood skated for the first time Monday since suffering his oblique injury, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Sherwood is still expected to be out until at least mid-December, but getting back on the ice is certainly a step in the right direction. Even once cleared to play, the natural center is far from a lock for the lineup and likely will find himself heading back to AHL Cleveland before long.
Sherwood will miss 4-to-6 weeks due to an oblique tear, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Sherwood received the call to the NHL in early November, but he has drawn into just three games in his second foray with the big club. Unfortunately, the winger will be forced to wait a while for his next opportunity to notch his first career NHL point. The Blue Jackets recalled Markus Hannikainen from AHL Cleveland to replace him on the active roster.
Sherwood was recalled from AHL Cleveland on Saturday, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
In 10 appearances for the Monsters, Sherwood notched three goals, one helper and 14 PIM. The 22-year-old will likely serve as an emergency depth option ahead of Saturday's matchup with Calgary, with Markus Hannikainen slotting into the lineup. The promotion for Sherwood will likely be temporary and could have more to do with getting AHLer Jakob Lilja more ice time.
Sherwood scored a goal on his only shot and added four hits in Tuesday's 4-1 preseason win over the Sabres.
The 22-year-old heads into this year's camp looking to win a consistent bottom-six role after scoring 16 goals and 25 points in 56 games for AHL Cleveland last season while suiting up for two NHL games in February. Sherwood's scrappy skill set could catch coach John Tortorella's eye, and there's a lot of ice time available on the Jackets following the departures of Artemi Panarin, Matt Duchene and others in free agency, but the best-case scenario for Sherwood this season still likely involves a lot of trips on the Columbus-Cleveland shuttle.
The Blue Jackets assigned Sherwood to AHL Cleveland on Tuesday.
Sherwood saw extensive ice time Monday against the Lightning and brought the boom to the ice, accumulating six hits in addition to his two shots on goal and a plus-1 rating. While the 22-year-old could be recalled again if the team needs a physical presence, he will return to a Cleveland club with whom he's racked up 14 points over 34 games this season.
Sherwood was recalled from AHL Cleveland on Friday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Sherwood was reassigned to AHL Cleveland on Jan. 14 after not logging any ice time in his first stint with Columbus. In addition, the Ohio native was sent down to make room for Brandon Dubinsky (lower body), who was returning to the team at the time. In a corresponding move Friday, however, the Blue Jackets placed Dubinsky on injured reserve, freeing up a spot for Sherwood.
Sherwood was reassigned to the minors Monday.
Sherwood's demotion could be an indication that Brandon Dubinsky (hamstring) or Markus Hannikainen (elbow) is ready to go for Tuesday's clash with New Jersey. The 21-year-old Sherwood didn't log any ice time in his first call-up of the season and will have to wait a little longer to make his NHL debut.
The Blue Jackets recalled Sherwood from AHL Cleveland on Sunday.
Columbus only had 12 healthy forwards on the roster, so bringing up Sherwood was necessary for safety stock. The 21-year-old has scored four goals and added three helpers over 22 games in the minors this year. It's unclear if the Columbus native will make his NHL debut Sunday night at home versus the Rangers.
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