Cam Atkinson Left Saturday's Game Due to Injury, But Team Has No Update On His Status

By Rob Mixer on October 29, 2017 at 11:10 am
Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson
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The Blue Jackets can ill afford to lose another forward.

Already without versatile center Lukas Sedlak, they're thin at forward and essentially used only three lines in back-to-back games this weekend. So that makes a potential injury to Cam Atkinson even more problematic.

FOX Sports Ohio's Jody Shelley mentioned during the second period that Atkinson had left the bench with head athletic trainer Mike Vogt, but did return and played part of the third period. A few minutes later, Atkinson was gone from the bench again and did not return. The broadcast initially showed Atkinson taking a puck to the helmet, but Aaron Portzline of The Athletic believes a lower body injury is what caused Atkinson to exit the game.

John Tortorella did not have an update on Atkinson following the game.

The Blue Jackets are off Sunday and will hold a morning skate Monday in advance of their game against the Boston Bruins. 

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