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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
18-5-1 37
14-10-2 30
11-7-7 29
14-11-1 29
12-8-3 27
13-10-1 27
11-11-3 25
8-15-5 21

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 2 6 -6 13:45 4

Top Emil Bemstrom News

  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Notches two points

    Bemstrom scored a goal on three shots and earned an assist in Thursday's 7-3 defeat to the Islanders.

    Bemstrom broke out of a six-game goalless streak with his tally Thursday and is no doubt staking a claim to a spot on the NHL roster. If he continues to produce at a high level, he should avoid spending significant time in the minors and could top the career-best 22 points he put up last season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Up from AHL

    Bemstrom was called up by Columbus on Wednesday.

    Bemstrom has 10 goals and 14 points in eight contests with AHL Cleveland this season. He's also recorded three markers and four points in 12 appearances with Columbus. Cole Sillinger (upper body) was placed on the injured reserve list in a corresponding move. Between Sillinger's injury and Eric Robinson being traded from the Blue Jackets to Buffalo on Wednesday, Bemstrom will likely draw into the lineup Thursday versus the Islanders.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Hot start with AHL Cleveland

    Bemstrom has nine goals and 11 points in six games for AHL Cleveland since clearing waivers and being sent down by the Blue Jackets.

    A fourth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Bemstrom has struggled to make an impact with Columbus, but the 24-year-old is too skilled to be in the minors -- in 31 career games for Cleveland, he's racked up 25 goals and 44 points. He might need a fresh start with another organization, but having already cleared waivers once, interest around the league would seem to be low. Per Aaron Portzline of The Athletic, Bemstrom will become a restricted free agent next summer.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Designated for waivers

    Bemstrom was placed on waivers by the Jackets on Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Bemstrom's potential demotion to the minors, assuming he clears, comes as a bit of a surprise considering Jack Roslovic (ankle) is not expected back until mid-December. For Thursday's matchup with Arizona, Mathieu Olivier could be an option with Bemstrom in the minors or the team could bring Kent Johnson back from the AHL.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Lights lamp twice on power play

    Bemstrom scored two power-play goals in Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Canadiens.

    He fired home a one-timer from the top of the faceoff circle in the first period before tapping home a slick pass from Jack Roslovic in the second to give his squad a 3-1 lead, but the Blue Jackets couldn't make it stick. Bemstrom was held without a point through his first four games of the season, but he's now found the back of the net three times in the last two, with all three tallies coming on the man advantage. The 24-year-old's fantasy value will be tied to his spot on the first power-play unit, which could disappear as soon as Patrik Laine (upper body) is ready to return, but Bemstrom should have some short-term appeal in deeper formats.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Good start to preseason

    Bemstrom has scored two goals, including one on the power play, and added an assist in two preseason games as he fights to secure a spot on the Blue Jackets' Opening Night roster, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

    The 24-year-old winger hasn't been able to develop into a consistent offensive force in the NHL since his arrival in 2019-20, although he did manage a career-high 22 points (seven goals, 15 assists) in 55 games last season. The Blue Jackets' crowded forward group could push Bemstrom off the roster for Opening Night, especially if new head coach Pascal Vincent doesn't see him as a defensive fit for fourth-line duty.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Logs two points Tuesday

    Bemstrom tallied a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-6 overtime win over the Capitals.

    Bemstrom set up Adam Boqvist's tally in the second period before scoring a goal in the third, tying the game 5-5 with a one-timer off a Patrik Laine feed. Bemstrom had just one point (an assist) in his previous five contests. The 23-year-old winger is up to six goals and 19 points through 43 games this season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Two points in OT loss

    Bemstrom scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Penguins.

    Bemstrom's first multi-point effort since Jan. 5 and first goal since Dec, 31 helped give the Blue Jackets a 4-0 lead early in the second period which they somehow squandered, although if they wind up landing Connor Bedard in the draft, lost points like this may end up being crucial. On the season, Bemstrom has five goals and 16 points through 37 games, and his bottom-six role at even strength and second-unit power-play duty on one of the league's weakest offenses don't carry a lot of fantasy appeal.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Picks up assist Sunday

    Bemstrom recorded an assist in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Wild.

    He has yet to find the back of the net in 2023 -- his last tally came Dec. 31, and his goal drought now stands at 24 games -- but Bemstrom has managed a modest three helpers in the last six games. As long as he remains in a bottom-six role on a poor Columbus offense, the 23-year-old has little fantasy appeal.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Pair of assists in loss

    Bemstrom registered two assists in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Capitals.

    Bemstrom had a part in both of Columbus' goals Thursday, forcing a turnover that set up Johnny Gaudreau's tally in the first period before adding a second helper on Gavin Bayreuther's goal in the second. Bemstrom has been effective since he was recalled by the Blue Jackets on Dec. 29, logging two goals and two assists in four games. With Columbus struggling, the 23-year-old winger could see an extended look on the top line alongside Gaudreau and Kent Johnson.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Spoils shutout bid late

    Bemstrom scored a third-period goal during a 2-1 loss to the host Islanders on Thursday.

    On emergency recall from AHL Cleveland, Bemstrom dressed for his first NHL game since Nov. 23 and notched his third goal of the season by redirecting Marcus Bjork's slap shot off his chest. When summoned Wednesday, the 23-year-old right winger ranked sixth in AHL scoring with 31 points, including 14 goals. Bemstrom, who generated three shots for the Blue Jackets on Thursday, has produced three points in his past four appearances.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Recalled from minors

    Bemstrom was promoted from AHL Cleveland on Wednesday.

    Bemstrom will get another shot in the NHL after having been shipped down to the minors back in November. In that previous stint, the 23-year-old center registered two goals and two assists in seven contests. Bemstrom should jump into the lineup against the Islanders on Thursday.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Cleveland bound

    Bemstrom was reassigned to AHL Cleveland on Thursday,

    Bemstrom started the season with Cleveland and had seven goals and seven assists in 10 games before his promotion on Nov. 7. He had two goals and four points in seven contests with the Blue Jackets.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Held off scoresheet Thursday

    Bemstrom (undisclosed) had no points or shots in Thursday's 6-4 win over Montreal.

    Bemstrom was regarded as a game-time decision prior to the contest, but ultimately was able to play. He is on a line with Johnny Gaudreau and Boone Jenner, but despite that choice assignment, his actual playing time is limited. He logged just 12:39 of ice time Thursday and averaged 13:50 through three games before the game against the Canadiens.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Looks good to go

    Bemstrom (undisclosed) took line rushes and is expected to play Thursday versus the Canadiens, Coby Maeir of 1st Ohio Battery reports.

    Bemstrom was on the first line alongside Johnny Gaudreau and Boone Jenner in line rushes. Entering Thursday, Bemstrom was deemed a game-time decision, but his top-line assignment would make him a solid DFS option.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Game-time decision Thursday

    Bemstrom (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision Thursday against Montreal, per Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda.

    This is according to coach Brad Larsen. Bemstrom has a goal and two points in three games this season after he was recalled from AHL Cleveland 10 days ago. He's torn apart the AHL this year, having racked up seven goals and 14 points in only 10 games.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Big two-point game

    Bemstrom scored a goal and added an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders.

    The talented AHL scorer didn't take long to make his presence felt on NHL ice. Bemstrom split the D after taking a stretch pass from Jake Bean and beat Ilya Sorokin high blocker side. It pushed the Blue Jackets up 2-1 at 10:15 of the second. Bemstrom needs to clear waivers to return to the AHL, so he could get an extended look in the short term.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Brought up from AHL

    Bemstrom was recalled from AHL Cleveland on Monday.

    Bemstrom has seven goals and 14 points in 10 minor-league contests this year. He notched six goals and five assists in 41 games with Columbus during the 2021-22 campaign.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Goes on waivers

    Bemstrom was waived by Columbus on Sunday.

    The Blue Jackets will assign Bemstrom to the minors if he clears. He had six goals and 11 points in 41 games for Columbus last year and has 36 points (19 goals, 17 assists) across 117 career NHL contests.

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  • Blue Jackets' Emil Bemstrom: Pens two-year pact

    Bemstrom signed a two-year, $1.8 million deal with Columbus on Wednesday.

    Bemstrom has logged 117 games for the club over the last three seasons in which he has garnered a combined 19 goals and 17 helpers while averaging 11:45 of ice time. The winger ended the previous campaign mired in an eight-game pointless streak during which he generated just 10 shots. Even if he does make the 23-man roster for Opening Night versus the Hurricanes, he is far from a lock for the lineup every game and could spend some time in the press box.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 193 lbs
Birthplace: Nykoping, Sweden
Age: 24
Experience: 4
Shoots: Right