An already challenging season was amplified on Friday when the Columbus Blue Jackets announced their star defender Zach Ferensky He is expected to miss the rest of the regular season due to a separated shoulder and a labrum tear.
Werenski played Thursday in Blue Jackets’ 5-2 win Above the Philadelphia Flyers. It was the Blue Jackets’ fourth win this season, but it was the result that cut short a five-game losing streak. Werenski suffered what was classified as an upper body injury in the first period and did not return.
Ferensky, 25, scored three goals and eight points in 13 matches.
Ferensky, who scored 48 points in 68 games last season, was in the early stages of his most productive campaign. He was expected to finish the season with what would have been a career-high 50 points. He tied for second place on the Blue Jackets team in points, while leading the team at 23 minutes and 25 seconds in an icy average time. Werenski’s loss also means that the Blue Jackets team will be without one of the power game’s primary facilitators. Werenski finished second on the team in ice time in strong play and was fourth among defenders in kill minutes.
However, Werenski isn’t the only player the Jackets team will miss for a long time. They also said defender Nick BlankenburgCenter Sean Coralie wing Jacob Voracek They were transferred to the injured reserve.
The Blue Jackets, who were last in the DC division, entered Friday with 4-9 and eight points, and are tied with the St. Louis Blues for the lowest total points in the NHL.
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