Emil Bemstrom Placed On Injured Reserve; Out For 4-6 Weeks With Oblique Strain

By Jacob Nitzberg on October 14, 2021 at 3:07 pm
Sep 27, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Emil Bemstrom (52) skates with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at PPG Paints Arena.
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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.