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Injuries Hit The Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without right wing Cam Atkinson and center Alexander Wennberg for the next several weeks due to injuries suffered in games last week, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Wennberg suffered a back injury on December 21 at Pittsburgh, while Atkinson suffered a fractured foot on December 23 vs. Philadelphia. Both players are expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.

Atkinson, who has led the Blue Jackets in scoring in each of the past two seasons, has recorded six goals and seven assists for 13 points with 10 penalty minutes and an "even" plus/minus rating 32 games in 2017-18. A year ago, he made his All-Star Game debut and tallied a career-high 35-27-62, 22 penalty minutes and was +13 in 82 games.

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A Six-Year Contract For Alexander Wennberg And The Columbus Blue Jackets

from the Columbus Blue Jackets,

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Alexander Wennberg to a six-year contract through the 2022-23 NHL season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

Wennberg, 22, posted NHL career highs in 2016-17, recording 13 goals and 46 assists for 59 points and a +9 plus/minus rating in 80 regular season games. He led Columbus in assists and multi-point games (14, tied) and finished second in points. His 46 assists were 15th-T most in the NHL and the fourth-most in a single season in Blue Jackets history. The 6-2, 196-pound center made his NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs debut in the 2017 postseason and recorded an assist in five contests vs. Pittsburgh.

"We are excited to have signed Alexander to a long-term contract through the 2022-23 season, " said Kekalainen. "He has shown steady improvement throughout his young NHL career and is coming off a very good 2016-17 campaign. At just 22-years-old, he has tremendous opportunity to become an integral player for our organization for years to come."

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Reports are six years, $29.4M

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