We are heading down the home stretch and the Columbus Blue Jackets will have to do the majority of it without their All-Star defenseman, Seth Jones, who Christian Yelich Jersey will mi s eight to 10 weeks with a fractured foot.
General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen saidTuesday that Jones underwent succe sful surgery after spraining his ankleand suffering a hairline fracture in the first periodagainst the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Jonesfinished the game andscored the team's only goal in Lorenzo Cain Jersey the second period of the 2-1 lo s and was shown favoring his ankle after lighting the lamp.
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At the time of the announcement, the Blue Jackets held the first wild card spot with 70 points (30-17-10). Philadelphia is hot on their tails with 69 points in one fewer game and Carolinais just a step behind the Flyerswith 67 points in 55 games.
The injury comes at a bad time for the Blue Jackets but fortunately before the trade deadline, which opens the door for them to pursue more blue line depth in the wake of Jones' absence.
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However, he will now mi s time. How long will the defensemanbe off the ice? Here is everything we know about Jones'injury and the latest news on when he may return to the ice for the Blue Jackets.How long will Seth Jonesbe out?
The team announced Mondaythat Seth Jones Brent Suter Jersey was placed on injured reserve. On Tuesday, Blue Jackets GMJarmo Kekalainen said he will mi s eight to 10 weeks following succe sful ankle surgery. The Blue Jackets have 25 games remainingin the season at the time of the announcementand are in the thick of the playoff race.Eric Thames Jersey
Jones mi sed his first game of the season on Feb. 10 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He has 30 points (six goals, 24 a sists) in 56 games this season.Seth Jones injury timeline
The seventh-year defenseman lost his footing while crashing the net with about eight minutes remaining in the first periodon Saturday against the Colorado Avalanche. He finished the game with 23 minutes and 35 seconds of time on ice, including nearly 10 minutes in the third period of the 2-1 lo s, scoring the team's only goal in the second period.
Jones sat outon Feb. 10 against the Tampa Bay Lightning his first mi sed game of the season.
On Tuesday, Columbus' general manager announced Jones will mi s eight Paul Molitor Jersey to 10 weeks recovering from ankle surgery on the sprain and hairline fracture.