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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.

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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.

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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.

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Atkinson picked up a goal on five shots and added an assist in Tuesday's win over Washington.

The talented Atkinson hadn't been productive for the Jackets recently, having tallied just a lonely assist over the last 14 games. But his five shots Tuesday represent his highest total since Nov. 15, so perhaps Atkinson's finding his game again.

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Atkinson set up Matt Calvert's game-winning goal in Saturday's game against the Bruins.

Atkinson nearly had the goal for himself, but his point shot slowed to a crawl after it was partially stopped by goalie Tuukka Rask before Calvert cleaned up the mess. It marked the first point for the winger since Dec. 11, as he had been held off the score sheet for the last 11 games. He'll need to start producing with more consistency before becoming a lineup consideration for fantasy players.

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Atkinson was activated off injured reserve Tuesday.

Atkinson has missed three consecutive games since suffering an upper body injury against Boston on December 27th. Atkinson has tallied eight goals and six assists in 33 games with Columbus this season.

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Atkinson (upper body) could return for Tuesday's game against the Stars, Jeff Rimer of Fox Sports Ohio reports.

Atkinson practiced Friday, but wasn't available for Saturday's game against the Coyotes. His return would give a little bit of relief for the Blue Jackets, who have multiple forwards currently sitting out with injuries.

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Atkinson (upper body) was a participant in Friday's practice, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Atkinson won't be an option for Saturday's game against the Coyotes since he didn't see any involvement in line rushes, but it doesn't look like he's in line for an absence much further beyond that. The winger should increase his involvement in practice in the coming days and appears to be trending toward an activation at some point next week.

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Atkinson (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

The 25-year-old's IR stint is retroactive to Dec. 27. The Jackets indicated Tuesday that they don't believe Atkinson is dealing with a long-term injury, so it seems plausible that he won't be out for much longer than the seven-day minimum. Sean Collins was recalled from AHL Springfield in a corresponding move.

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Coach Todd Richards said Tuesday that Atkinson (upper body) isn't looking like a long-term absence, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Atkinson has already been ruled out for the New Year's Eve tilt with the Wild, but his presence on the ice Tuesday suggests he's not especially far off a return. It amounts to a rare bit of good news on the injury front for the Jackets, who have been one of the league's most banged-up teams this season.