Blue Jackets Forward Cam Atkinson Expected to Miss 2-3 Weeks Due to Sprained Ankle

By Chris Pennington on February 12, 2020 at 2:04 pm
Cam Atkinson has 12 goals through 44 games this year, far behind his 41 in 80 from a season ago with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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*Sees another injured Columbus Blue Jacket player, keeps scrolling*

It might as well be a daily headline at this point. The Blue Jackets have been dropping like flies all year to the injury bug, and Cam Atkinson is the most recent victim (again).

According to the club on Wednesday morning, Atkinson has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle and is expected to miss the next 2-3 weeks. 

It seems that Atkinson re-injured the same ankle during Saturday's loss to the Colorado Avalanche that put him on injured reserve for about a month between December and January.

Pre-injury, Atkinson was having an underwhelming start to the 2019-2020 season. After putting up 41-28-69 a year ago, he had only put up 9-12-21 through 35 games, way behind his pace from his previous career-high mark. He then put up five points in two games after being activated off of injured reserve, only to go scoreless in his last seven contests.

For a team that is already struggling to put the puck in the net - this is some of the worst news they could hear for their scoring chances as the playoff race gets even tighter.

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