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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.

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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.

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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.