A heavy blow for the Columbus Blue Jacket: Defender Zach Werenski’s season is over.
“Zac has been suffering from this injury for most of the season. Even if we want to add him to the team, for him, surgery is the right decision to allow him to become a ball from training camp. 100% of the team. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen (Jarmo Kekalainen) said.
In 35 games this season, Verensky scored 7 goals and provided 13 assists and 20 points. The first-round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft (ranked eighth overall) was head coach John Tortorella who ranked second in usage this season, second only to Seth Jones. On average, he spends more than 24 minutes on ice.
Entering the Friday night clash, the Columbus team ranked sixth in the Central Division, second only to the Nashville Predators and seven points behind the bottom row into the playoffs.