Elvis Merzlikins Is Week-To-Week With Upper Body Injury Suffered vs. Predators on Saturday Night

By Jacob Nitzberg on February 21, 2021 at 7:41 pm
Feb 20, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) is looked after by Columbus head athletic trainer Mike Vogt (right) during a stop in play against the Nashville Predators in the third period at Nationwide Arena.
Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Just when he was starting to put everything together, the hockey gods have dealt Elvis Merzlikins a cruel blow.

In the third period against the Nashville Predators on Saturday night, Merzlikins was injured after making a save. There didn't appear to be much in the play from looking at the replay, but it was serious enough that Merzlikins left the contest, and Joonas Korpisalo came in for the rest of the game.

Earlier today, the club announced that Merzlikins is "week-to-week", after being evaluated further today. The Latvian netminder had a disappointing game on Saturday, but shut the Predators out on Thursday night in his return from injury. 

We'll have more news on his recovery as it is released.