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Blue Jackets place Bemstrom on IR, recall Dano, Stenlund

Dano, Stenlund summoned from AHL Cleveland on emergency recall

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed rookie forward Emil Bemstrom on Injured Reserve and added forwards Marko Dano and Kevin Stenlund to the roster on emergency recall from the American Hockey League's Cleveland Monsters, club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Bemstrom, who has tallied three goals and six assists for nine points in 28 games this season, is expected to miss six to eight weeks due to a dislocated rib and broken cartilage suffered at Florida on December 7.

Dano, 25, has collected 3-9-12 with a team-leading 61 penalty minutes in 25 games with Cleveland this season. The Eisenstadt, Austria native has registered 19-26-45, 47 penalty minutes and is +2 in 138 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Chicago Blackhawks, Winnipeg Jets and Colorado Avalanche.

Selected by the Blue Jackets in the first round, 27th overall, at the 2013 NHL Draft, he tallied a career-high 8-13-21, 14 penalty minutes and was +12 in 35 games as a rookie with the Blue Jackets in 2014-15. He joined the Blackhawks as part of a multi-player trade that brought forward Brandon Saad to Columbus on June 30, 2015. Dano has split the past four seasons between the NHL and AHL, where he has picked up 32-60-92 and 218 penalty minutes in 165 career outings. He signed a one-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract with Columbus last August.

Stenlund, 23, is tied for second on the Monsters in points with 6-10-16 and has added 18 penalty minutes in 27 outings this season. He has tallied 21-22-43 and 34 penalty minutes in 93 career AHL games with the Monsters since joining the club late in the 2017-18 season. Last season, he picked up 15-10-25 and 12 penalty minutes in 59 outings in his first full season in North America after playing in the Swedish Hockey League.

The Stockholm, Sweden native spent parts of four seasons with HV71 in the SHL from 2014-18, collecting 22-23-45 and 66 penalty minutes in 151 career games. Stenlund was selected by Columbus in the second round, 58th overall, at the 2015 NHL Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Blue Jackets at Washington on Jan. 12, 2019 and collected four penalty minutes in four games with the club last season.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Monday when they host the Washington Capitals. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Ohio and the FOX Sports Go app with coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the "Blue Jackets Live" pre-game show. The contest will also be broadcast on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan.

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