Cam Atkinson RW CLS 1 month ago

Atkinson scored the game-winning goal Friday against the Sabres.

With eight goals in his last 15 games, Atkinson now has 21 goals on the season -- 73rd in the NHL. While the Jackets may be eliminated from playoff contention, Atkinson, who is currently skating on the top line with Ryan Johansen, makes for a decent fantasy play in deeper formats Saturday against the Islanders.

Cam Atkinson RW CLS 1 month ago

Atkinson (hand) appears set to play Friday against the Sabres.

Atkinson required stitches after he was slashed by a teammate's skate during the ensuing celebration following Wednesday's win over the Maple Leafs, but it looks like he sustained nothing more than some cosmetic damage. The winger was able to participate fully during Friday's morning skate, and should be worth keeping active in deeper leagues versus the Sabres, the league's worst team.

Cam Atkinson RW CLS 1 month ago

Atkinson was cut on the hand by teammate Alexander Wennberg's skate after the team celebrated Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Maple Leafs, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Atkinson required 10 stitches to seal the wound, but otherwise appeared to avoid more serious damage. The Blue Jackets haven't provided an update on Atkinson's condition just yet, so consider him questionable for Friday's game against the Sabres until more information is provided.

Cam Atkinson RW CLS 2 months ago

Atkinson notched a goal and assist in Saturday's win over the Blues

Atkinson followed up his hat trick from a night earlier with his third multi-point performance in as many games. Atkinson has a whopping seven goals and five assists over his last 10 contests, making him an easy activation right now while he's rolling. Go ahead and scoop him off the waiver wire if he's still out there.

Cam Atkinson RW CLS 2 months ago

Atkinson scored a hat trick and fired six shots on goal in Friday's win over Chicago.

That's five points in two games for Atkinson, who has managed 19 goals and 35 points in 70 games on the season. Skating on the top line with Ryan Johansen, Atkinson has scored six goals in his last eight games and has recorded at least one point in seven of his last nine games. The 25-year-old has been a fantasy stud this season, potting six power-play goals, six game-winning goals and recording 193 shots on goal. Atkinson, who is sporting a plus-5 rating over his last three games, should be rolled out with confidence right now, as the surging Blue Jackets have won eight of their last nine games.

Cam Atkinson RW CLS 2 months ago

Atkinson assisted on a pair of goals in Tuesday's 5-3 victory over the Ducks.

He's been rolling along pretty decently of late, having tallied seven points over the last eight games -- and the Jackets have, perhaps not coincidentally, been quite hot in that span, winning seven times. Atkinson's going to have to make a strong push at the end of the season to match last year's 40 points, though -- he'll need eight more in the Jackets' final nine games.

Cam Atkinson RW CLS 2 months ago

Atkinson picked up his second goal in as many nights during Friday's shootout win over the Oilers.

He's had a disappointing campaign overall with just 15 goals and 28 points in 64 games, but Atkinson is working on a modest three game point streak, and with a new contract extension in his back pocket may be relaxed enough on the ice to have a solid finish to the season.

Cam Atkinson RW CLS 3 months ago

Atkinson signed a three-year, $10.5 million extension with the Blue Jackets on Monday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Atkinson was a central name in trade rumors as Monday's deadline approached, but the Blue Jackets elected to keep the winger in the fold after no team stepped up with an overwhelming offer. The 25-year-old has been a rather inconsistent producer during his tenure with the organization, though he has shown the ability to get hot during certain stretches of action. Atkinson is currently hanging on to a top-six role alongside Ryan Johansen and Nick Foligno, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him get on another scoring run at some point before the season comes to a close.

Cam Atkinson RW CLS 3 months ago

Atkinson found twine for his 13th goal of the season in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Islanders.Atkinson pounced on a turnover by the Isles' Brian Strait and put the puck past goalie Jaroslav Halak to claim his fourth goal in five games, during which he's posted a plus-6 rating. The 25-year-old has shown scoring bursts like this in the past, so it might be worth the effort to pick him up and keep him active while he continues to sizzle. In most formats, Atkinson can probably be dropped once the inevitable cool down occurs.

Cam Atkinson RW CLS 3 months ago

Atkinson claimed a goal and assist in Saturday's win over the Senators.

Atkinson got on the board for the game's first score four minutes into the third period, giving him his second goal in as many nights. The diminutive winger has been taking off since the All-Star break, amassing three goals and three assists in six games.