IRGustav Nyquist
LW CBJ
Sat 4/17/21 12:43 PM

Coach John Tortorella confirmed Saturday that Nyquist (shoulder) won't return this season, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
EDGE Analysis
This news was expected, as Nyquist wasn't going to be medically cleared until early May, and the Blue Jackets will likely be eliminated from the playoffs by then. The 31-year-old should be 100 percent for the 2021-22 campaign. Nyquist posted 15 goals and 27 assists for the Blue Jackets last season; he has two years left on his contract in Columbus.

IRGustav Nyquist
LW CBJ
Mon 4/12/21 5:12 PM

Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said Monday that Nyquist (shoulder) may not play this season, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Nyquist won't be medically cleared from his November shoulder surgery until early May. The Blue Jackets are expected to miss the playoffs, and their regular season will end May 8. Therefore, Nyquist will likely be shut down for the season to ensure he can come back at full strength for the 2021-22 campaign. The 31-year-old winger has two years left on his contract. He posted 15 goals and 27 assists across 70 games last season.

IRGustav Nyquist
LW CBJ
Wed 3/31/21 8:33 PM

Nyquist (shoulder) is approximately two weeks away from joining the Blue Jackets, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
EDGE Analysis
Nyquist underwent shoulder surgery in November, with an initial estimate of a 5-to-6 month recovery. April 4 will be the five-month mark, so the Swede is right on track. Per Scheig, Nyquist's primary focus currently is on building up strength. Due to the long layoff, the 31-year-old winger would likely be eased back into action initially -- he's most likely to fill a middle-six role.

IRGustav Nyquist
LW CBJ
Sun 1/3/21 5:29 PM

Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said Sunday that Nyquist (shoulder) is on schedule in his recovery from November shoulder surgery, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
EDGE Analysis
Nyquist was initially handed a 5-to-6 month timeline, putting him on track to return in April at the earliest. It's encouraging that Nyquist remains on track, but there's still a long road before he'll be able to return.

IRGustav Nyquist
LW CBJ
Wed 11/4/20 2:27 PM

Nyquist will be sidelined for 5-to-6 months after undergoing surgery to repair a labral tear of his left shoulder Tuesday.
EDGE Analysis
This is a big blow for Columbus, as Nyquist was expected to continue to skate in a top-six spot while maintaining a major role on the Blue Jackets' power play in 2020-21 after racking up 15 goals and 42 points in 70 games last campaign. Although the start date of next season remains up in the air, it's safe to assume Nyquist will miss a significant chunk of the campaign since he likely won't be ready to play until mid-April at the earliest. Columbus may now decide to pursue a top-six winger in free agency to pick up the slack in Nyquist's absence.

IRGustav Nyquist
LW CBJ
Sun 3/8/20 3:18 AM

Nyquist tallied a goal on six shots in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers.
EDGE Analysis
The Swede has goals in three straight games. Nyquist is up to 15 tallies, 42 points, 148 shots and a plus-4 rating in 69 contests this season. He continues to operate in a top-six role and should have a chance to reach the 50-point mark for the second straight year.

IRGustav Nyquist
LW CBJ
Wed 3/4/20 11:36 PM

Nyquist scored a goal on four shots in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Calgary.
EDGE Analysis
Nyquist staked the Blue Jackets to a 2-0 lead just over the midway point of the first period, a lead Columbus was unable to nail down. The 30-year-old has turned in a solid campaign in his first season in Columbus, producing 14 goals and 41 points in 68 games. Nyquist has eclipsed the 40-point mark in each of his seven full NHL seasons.

IRGustav Nyquist
LW CBJ
Mon 2/24/20 10:23 PM

Nyquist produced an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Senators.
EDGE Analysis
The Swede has gone 11 games with a goal, but he has managed a modest four assists in that span. For the year, Nyquist has 38 points (12 tallies, 26 helpers), 132 shots and a plus-2 rating in 64 contests. He can provide fantasy owners with some depth offense given his first-line role in Columbus.

IRGustav Nyquist
LW CBJ
Sun 2/2/20 5:08 PM

Nyquist tallied an empty-net goal in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Canadiens.
EDGE Analysis
Nyquist struck late in the third period, but a Shea Weber tally 52 seconds later put Nyquist in line for the game-winner. The Swedish winger has points in three straight games, and he's up to 12 goals and 34 points through 53 games overall. He's a little behind last year's 60-point pace, but he could top 50 for the third time in his career.

IRGustav Nyquist
LW CBJ
Wed 1/22/20 10:27 PM

Nyquist tallied a power-play goal in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Jets.
EDGE Analysis
Nyquist knocked in a rebound after Pierre-Luc Dubois' initial shot, tying the game at three with 2:05 left in the second period. The tally snapped a six-game point drought for Nyquist. He's up to 11 goals, 32 points, 103 shots on goal and nine power-play points in 51 contests.