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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 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

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Oliver Bjorkstrand will likely draw into the Blue Jackets' lineup on Thursday if Cam Atkinson can't play.

Atkinson is dealing with a foot injury that has made him day-to-day. Bjorkstrand has an assist in five games with Columbus in 2016-17.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 10:52:00 AM

Oliver Bjorkstrand has been called up on an emergency basis.

He has one assist in five games with the Blue Jackets this season.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 05:23:00 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have sent Oliver Bjorkstrand to the minors.

Bjorkstrand has an assist in five games with Columbus. He also has eight goals and 12 points in 19 AHL contests.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 11:46:00 AM

Oliver Bjorkstrand and Scott Harrington will be scratched against the Canucks on Sunday.

After filling out admirably for two games for Captain Nick Foligno, Bjorkstrand has been a healthy scratch now for two games. Go figure. You'd think someone with his talent level would be prone to more play time, not less.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 03:29:00 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand and Scott Harrington will be scratched against the Flames on Friday.

Through five games so far this season the 21-year-old has posted just one point with five shots on net, six PIMs, and three hits.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 08:32:00 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.

The 21-year-old has skated in five games this season and he's managed to pick up one assist. Scott Harrington will also be scratched, while Dalton Prout is on a minor league rehab assignment.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 08:55:00 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand is traveling with the Blue Jackets.

Bjorkstrand was recalled on Friday on an emergency basis when Nick Foligno fell ill. He is still with the team even though Foligno is also traveling as he is no sure thing to be healthy enough to play on Tuesday. Bjorkstrand will be returned to Lake Erie of the AHL upon his return but do not forget about him next season as the Blue Jackets love his offensive flair.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 08:35:00 AM

Coach John Tortorella wants Oliver Bjorkstrand to be in better physical shape in training camp next season.

Tortorella thought that Bjorkstrand should be on the top line this season but apparently he was too busy in the off-season playing hockey and not getting into hockey shape and that forced the Blue Jackets to send him to the minors after only three games. "I think where you make your gains sometimes with the conditioning and strength is in the summertime," Tortorella said. "We need him here. Hopefully, he will have a clear summer." Bjorkstrand is replacing the ill Nick Foligno on the top line with Brandon Saad and Alexander Wennberg and should be a top-six forward next season. Don't forget about him, especially if he is returned to the AHL this season when Foligno returns from his illness.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:58:00 AM

Oliver Bjorkstrand will play in place once again for Nick Foligno on Saturday against the Islanders.

The youngster is still searching for his first points of the season. For his career he's up to four goals and eight points in 16 games.
Source: Craig Merz
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 06:02:00 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand will tag in for the sick Nick Foligno against the Red Wings on Friday night.

Bjorkstrand has eight goals and 12 points in 19 games with AHL Cleveland this season. He also has four goals and eight points in 15 career NHL games.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 07:00:00 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand has been called up by the Columbus Blue Jackets on an emergency basis.

It's not clear who Bjorkstrand would be replacing, but apparently an undisclosed player is questionable. Bjorkstrand has eight goals and 12 points in 19 AHL contests in 2016-17. He also has played in three games with Columbus, but he doesn't have a point with them.
Source: NHL.com
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 02:28:00 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored two goals during Columbus' pre-season finale victory over Pittsburgh.

Bjorkstrand posted four goals and eight points in his 12-game debut with the Blue Jackets last season, which came after his romp with AHL Lake Erie. The 21-year-old scored 17 goals and 29 points down on the farm in 51 games, suggesting he's a sleeper worth keeping an eye on.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 06:09:00 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 OT win over the Nashville Predators.

Bjorkstrand was having a rough preseason up until this point, but he managed to turn that around in one night. He opened the scoring 1:36 into the game to give Columbus a 1-0 lead and he registered the primary assist on Zach Werenski's second period power play goal. The 21-year-old finished the game with a plus-1 rating, three shots on goal and a takeaway in just over 19 minutes of action. Bjorkstrand had four goals and four assists in 12 NHL games in 2015-16.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 10:48:00 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand has struggled in training camp thus far.

The talented winger has a minus-four rating with nary a point in three pre-season contests and while he is considered a lock to make the Blue Jackets this season, now it is not so sure out of camp. Bjorkstrand had four goals and eight points in 12 games with Columbus last season and was a stud in the AHL playoffs as he had 10 goals in being named the MVP of the post-season. Look for a 45-50 point season from Bjorkstrand if he sticks from the beginning of the season.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 05:51:00 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
4Josh Anderson
5David Clarkson
D1Seth Jones
2Ryan Murray
3Jack Johnson
4Zach Werenski
5David Savard
6Dalton Prout
7Scott Harrington
8Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Joonas Korpisalo