The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated right wing Kole Sherwood off Injured Reserve and assigned him to the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Sherwood, 22, has missed the past 17 games due to an oblique tear. He has skated in five career NHL contests, including three in 2019-20 after making his season debut on November 2 vs. Calgary. The forward has notched 19 goals and 10 assists for 29 points with 87 penalty minutes and a +3 plus/minus rating in 68 career AHL games with the Monsters, including 3-1-4, 14 penalty minutes and is +2 in 10 outings this season.
The New Albany, Ohio native was signed by the Blue Jackets to a three-year, entry level contract on July 7, 2015 and became the first player born in the Columbus-area to appear in a regular season game for the Blue Jackets when he made his NHL debut on February 16, 2019 at Chicago. The 6-1, 212-pound winger played three seasons with the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets organization from 2012-15.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they host the Los Angeles Kings. 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. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with the "Blue Jackets Live" pre-game show. The game will also be broadcast on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan.