UPDATE, Monday: The Blue Jackets announced this morning that Jones is out "indefinitely" with an ankle injury suffered Saturday. Gabriel Carlsson has been recalled from the Cleveland Monsters.
UPDATE, 8p: Jones returned to the ice for the start of the second period, and order has been restored in the world.
Seth Jones is probably the one player the Blue Jackets cannot afford to lose.
While we don't know the extent of the injury he sustained midway through the first period of Saturday's game against the Colorado Avalanche, at first look...it did not look good.
Jones drives hard to the net and tries to get inside position, but loses an edge and crashes into the net awkwardly. He got up slowly under his own power but was dazed for a few moments on the ice, and it was a laborious effort to get himself back to the bench.
He went to the Blue Jackets dressing room with head athletic trainer Mike Vogt, and FOX Sports Ohio's Dave Maetzold said on the broadcast that Jones was meeting with the medical staff back in the room.
As of 7:45 p.m. ET, the Blue Jackets had not officially updated Jones' status. Stay tuned to 1st Ohio Battery for more information as this story develops.