On Thursday afternoon, the club announced that Emil Bemstrom would be placed on Injured Reserve. The 22-year-old winger suffered a left oblique strain during practice on Tuesday, and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks as a result.
It's a big blow for Bemstrom, whose strong training camp propelled him to a roster spot. In his young career, he's tallied 13-12-25 in 76 games with the Blue Jackets.
The club hasn't made a corresponding roster move yet, but candidates to be called up from Cleveland include Justin Danforth, Liam Foudy, Josh Dunne, Kevin Stenlund, and Tyler Angle, among others.