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Bjorkstrand recalled on emergency conditions

Bjorkstrand, 21, is the Monsters' leading goal scorer

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have added right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand to the roster on emergency recall from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Bjorkstrand, 21, has posted an assist and six penalty minutes in five games with the Blue Jackets this season. He leads Cleveland in goals and is third-T in points with 14-9-23 and six penalty minutes in 35 games.

The winger made his AHL All-Star Classic debut on January 30 at PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The Herning, Denmark native has posted 4-5-9 with six penalty minutes and a +3 plus/minus rating in 17 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets since making his NHL debut in 2015-16. He has added 31-21-52 and 16 penalty minutes in 86 career AHL games with the Monsters. Columbus' third round pick, 89th overall, in the 2013 NHL Draft, he captured the 2016 Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (Playoff MVP) after leading the club to the Calder Cup Championship with 10-6-16 in 17 contests.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they host the Vancouver Canucks at Nationwide Arena. Game time is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, 97.1 The Fan FM, and online at BlueJackets.com.

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