Cam Atkinson
RW CBJ
2 days ago

Atkinson came up empty on a game-high seven shot attempts in Friday's 2-0 win over the Rangers at home.

EDGE Analysis

Having signed a seven-year, $40.25 million contract extension Thursday, Atkinson looked poised to show that he's worth every penny in this contest, but he ended up stretching his goalless streak to six games. Still, the heavy shot volume salvaged his night in daily fantasy leagues, where every bit of production was critical on the two-game slate. He'll resume hunting for that elusive fifth goal in Monday's road game against the Sabres.

Cam Atkinson
RW CBJ
3 days ago

Atkinson inked a seven-year, $40.25 million contract extension with the Blue Jackets on Thursday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

EDGE Analysis

Atkinson set career highs in goals (35), assists (27), shots on goal (240) and power-play points (21) in 82 games last season, so it was really just a matter of time until the Blue Jackets signed him to an extension. He's had a slow start to the campaign, notching four goals and two assists in 15 games, but he's locked into a role skating on Columbus' first line and top power-play unit, so his offensive production will likely begin to improve as the season wears on. The 2008 sixth-round pick will be 35 when his contract expires in 2024-25, so he should remain a desirable fantasy asset for the duration of his new deal.

Cam Atkinson
RW CBJ
5 days ago

Atkinson produced a game-winning assist on the road Tuesday evening, as the Blue Jackets edged the Canadiens 2-1 in overtime.

EDGE Analysis

That counts as the first point through four games for the American winger since his activation from injured reserve. He's amassed 50 shots in 15 games this season, so it's quite disappointing to see Atkinson with only four goals, but a little more puck luck and he could easily undo what's been a career-low 8.0 shooting percentage.

Cam Atkinson
RW CBJ
2 weeks ago

Atkinson (lower body) has been activated from injured reserve and will draw into the lineup for Tuesday night's matchup with the Predators, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Atkinson will make his return to game action after missing the last four contests with the ailment. The Connecticut native has gotten off to a slow start in the current campaign, posting five points, including just one assist, in his first 11 games, but he's still likely to maintain his top-six role and prominent position on the Jackets' power play. Look for him to try and get back on track against a Nashville squad that has been known to struggle on the road.

Cam Atkinson
RW CBJ
2 weeks ago

Atkinson (lower body) was placed on injured reserved Sunday, retroactive to Oct. 28.

EDGE Analysis

With the designation being made as of Oct. 28, Atkinson is technically available to return against the Rangers Monday. However, the 5-foot-8 winger didn't join his team on the current road trip, so the earliest he could return is Tuesday against Nashville. For now, there's no official timetable for Atkinson's return.

Cam Atkinson
RW CBJ
2 weeks ago

Atkinson (illness) will not join Columbus on their road trip, meaning he will not play Saturday against the Lightning or Monday against the Rangers, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

That means the earliest Atkinson could return is Tuesday at home against the Predators. He had notched four goals on 34 shots in 11 games before missing the last two contests for the Jackets.

Cam Atkinson
RW CBJ
3 weeks ago

Atkinson didn't travel to Florida with his teammates for Thursday's game against the Panthers due to an illness, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

EDGE Analysis

Atkinson will join the Blue Jackets on the road once he's feeling better, so he could return to the lineup as soon as Saturday against Tampa Bay. The 5-foot-8 American has enjoyed a decent start to the campaign, notching four goals and one assist while firing 34 shots on net in 11 games, but he has yet to display the form that enabled him to rack up 62 points in 82 contests last season. Columbus should release an update on his status ahead of Saturday's match.

Cam Atkinson
RW CBJ
3 weeks ago

Atkinson -- who missed Monday's matchup with Boston -- remains day-to-day with a hip ailment, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

EDGE Analysis

Atkinson will have to recover quickly if he is going to return to the lineup versus the Panthers on Thursday. It's probably a good sign that the winger came out for warmups against Boston, so he seems to be close to suiting back up, but was ultimately unable to give it a go.

Cam Atkinson
RW CBJ
3 weeks ago

Atkinson (lower body) skated out with the team for warmups but left early Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports, and isn't expected to skate Monday against Boston.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old was just injured Saturday against St. Louis, and it appears he wanted to test his ailment out on the ice before officially sitting out Monday's game. With Columbus having three days off before their next tilt Thursday against Florida, it's not a bad idea for Atkinson to skip one game and make sure he's fully recovered for the rest of the season. Expect Tyler Motte to receive forward minutes in his absence, and Pierre-Luc Dubois to move up to the first line.

Cam Atkinson
RW CBJ
3 weeks ago

Atkinson was forced out of Saturday's matchup with St. Louis due to a lower-body injury, Steve Gorten of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Atkinson left the game after logging a mere 12:51 of ice time in which he registered just two shots on goal and a minus-1 rating. Although the Blue Jackets have not provided an update on the winger's status versus the Bruins on Monday, the club did recall Tyler Motte from the minors for some extra forward depth.