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Oliver Bjorkstrand | Winger | #28

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/10/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 3 (89) / CLM
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Oliver Bjorkstrand (undisclosed) won't make his return on Saturday.
It will be Bjorkstrand's second straight game on the sidelines. The silver lining is that he is feeling better, according to Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen. Mar 24 - 3:08 PM

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Oliver Bjorkstrand didn't travel with Columbus to Washington on Thursday.

No surprise here after he was left bloodied by a Roman Polak hit on Wednesday. He went face-first into the boards and didn't return to the game. Don't expect him to play on Thursday night, but beyond that his status is unclear at this time.
Mar 23 - 1:00 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand is now up to 11 points in 20 games with Columbus this season.

It's been a back-and-forth season for Bjorkstrand between the NHL and AHL, but thanks to he now has points in three of his last four games, including his sixth goal scored today.
Mar 18 - 5:35 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand completed a three-goal sweep during the first period for the Blue Jackets, but the Sabres rebounded and won a 5-3 contest Saturday.

Bjorkstrand’s fifth goal of the season came on the heels of David Savard’s and Nick Foligno’s earlier points. It was earned at the 17:56 mark of the first and gave the Jackets an incredible 3-0 lead. As strong as that was, the Jackets would not score again. Three of Bjorkstrand’s goals have come in his last four attempts.
Mar 11 - 10:35 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Bjorkstrand broke a 0-0 tie at the midway point of the third period and the Blue Jackets never looked back. The 21-year-old has now scored in back-to-back games. He's up to four goals and four assists in 15 games. Cam Atkinson added the empty-netter late in the game.
Mar 7 - 10:25 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand led the Blue Jackets with a goal and an assist in their win against New Jersey on Sunday.

Bjorkstrand now has three goals and four assists for seven points in 14 games this season. The Jackets seem to have made a good choice with their third round pick of the 2013 draft.
Mar 5 - 9:47 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand picked up a pair of helpers during Sunday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

The talented youngster is now up to three assists and five points in 10 games thus far. He has two goals and four points over his last five games in particular.
Feb 26 - 9:02 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand has moved to the top line with Nick Foligno and Alexander Wennberg.

Coach John Tortorella has been impressed with the play of Bjorkstrand since he returned to the Blue Jackets on an emergency basis 12 days ago. He has a couple of goals in four games and has been seeing power play time as well. He was highly regarded coming into the season and it appears that it may have just taken a bit longer than originally thought for the play of Bjorkstrand to shine through. He is definitely worth looking at next season.
Feb 26 - 8:22 AM

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored his second goal in three games Sunday.

Bjorkstrand had a great 2015-16 season and had eight points in 12 games with Columbus so it was thought he would have no trouble cracking the Blue Jackets lineup last fall. Well, he had trouble and was sent to the minors but his recent recall, albeit on an emergency basis, has shown Columbus what they thought they were supposed to get at the start of the season. He is worth stashing for next season in keeper pools.
Feb 20 - 7:57 AM

Oliver Bjorkstrand nearly had goals in two straight games Friday.

However, it was called off after it was ruled that the Penguins had possession of the puck just long enough on a delayed penalty. The 21-year-old netted his first goal of the season on Wednesday against Toronto and he generated some chances in a 2-1 overtime win over Pittsburgh. He is playing with Alexander Wennberg and Brandon Saad.
Feb 18 - 10:31 AM

Oliver Bjorkstrand will probably be in the lineup on Wednesday night.

He skated with Brandon Saad and Alexander Wennberg on Tuesday and will play if Scott Hartnell can't because of a lower-body injury. "I'm not sure what the lines are but if we're going to be bring up Bjorkstrand he's going to get into an offensive role," coach John Tortorella said. Columbus didn't have a morning skate, so the lines at the pregame warmup will determine who is in the lineup.
Feb 15 - 4:20 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand has been summoned from the minors on an emergency basis.

The Blue Jackets lost Scott Hartnell to a lower-body injury on Monday night, so Bjorkstrand may fill in if Hartnell can't play Wednesday.
Feb 14 - 11:00 AM

Oliver Bjorkstrand was returned to AHL Cleveland on Friday.

Bjorkstrand was up with the big boys as an emergency. Through 35 games this season the youngster has 14 goals and 23 points in 35 games thus far.
Feb 10 - 2:47 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand has been called up on an emergency basis.

Josh Anderson was hurt on Tuesday night, so Bjorkstrand could be in the lineup on Thursday versus Vancouver. He has one assist in five games with the Blue Jackets this season.
Feb 8 - 5:45 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand has been sent to the minors.

Columbus was making room for Dalton Prout, who has completed his conditioning stint. Bjorkstrand has 10 goals and 14 points in 20 AHL contests as well as an assist in five games with Columbus.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 10:39:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Alexander Wennberg
3William Karlsson
4Lukas Sedlak
LW1Boone Jenner
2Brandon Saad
3Scott Hartnell
4Matt Calvert
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Nick Foligno
3Sam Gagner
4Lauri Korpikoski
5Josh Anderson
6Oliver Bjorkstrand
7David Clarkson
D1Seth Jones
2Ryan Murray
3Jack Johnson
4Zach Werenski
5David Savard
6Scott Harrington
7Kyle Quincey
8Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Joonas Korpisalo