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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

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