Blue Jackets' Bjorkstrand out 8-10 weeks with ankle injury
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Columbus Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorsktrand will miss 8-to-10 weeks due to a sprained and fractured ankle, the team announced Friday.

Bjorkstrand suffered the injury during Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. A decision as to whether or not the 24-year-old will require surgery will be made in the coming days.

The Danish winger leads the Blue Jackets with 21 goals this season and ranks third on the team with 36 points in 49 games.

Bjorkstrand joins several key players on Columbus' list of recent injuries, including defenseman Seth Jones, forwards Alex Wennberg and Cam Atkinson, as well as goaltender Joonas Korpisalo.

The Blue Jackets have lost seven straight contests but remain in the thick of an extremely competitive Eastern Conference playoff race with only 20 games remaining.

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