Atkinson Extended, Flames/Canucks Make a Trade


Cam Atkinson is sticking around in Columbus while Calgary and Vancouver make a deal.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed right wing Cam Atkinson to a three-year contract extension.

The deal carries an average annual value of $3.5 million.

Atkinson, 25, has scored 13 goals and 12 assists in 58 games with the Blue Jackets this season.

He is in the final year of a two-year deal he signed with the Blue Jackets prior to the 2013-14 season worth an average annual value of $1.15 million.

In Calgary, the Flames have traded Sven Baertschi to the Vancouver Canucks for a second round pick.

A former first round pick, Baertschi has four assists in 15 games with the Flames this season.

The 22-year-old has eight goals and 20 assists in 68 career games.