Zach Werenski Leaves Game in Brooklyn With Injury, Expected to Miss Four Weeks (UPDATED)

By 1OB Staff on November 30, 2019 at 7:56 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski (8) reacts with teammates after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period at the Bell Centre.
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UPDATE (Sunday, 2:45 p.m.): The Blue Jackets announced that Werenski suffered a shoulder injury on Saturday and will miss approximately four weeks. The Athletic's Aaron Portzline reports that it's a sprained AC joint for Werenski.

Zach Werenski came in to defend against New York Islanders captain Anders Lee early in Saturday's game at Barclays Center. Already down 1-0, Werenski tried to angle Lee away from Elvis Merzlikins before the two collided near the net.

Here are a few looks at the collision, which left Werenski on the ice in agony and forced him to leave the game:

And another, courtesy of The Athletic's Alison Lukan:

It appeared as though the collision impacted Werenski's left side. He had surgery two years ago on his left shoulder, but there's no word yet if the same shoulder bore the brunt of this injury.

UPDATE (Saturday, 9 p.m.): Werenski would not return to the game, as announced by the Blue Jackets.

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