This is a tough blow for Boone Jenner and the Blue Jackets.
One of the team's leaders and alternate captains is now done for the season after an injury suffered in Tuesday night's 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Speaking with Anthony Rothman and Matty "Ice" Hayes on 97.1 Wednesday afternoon, John Tortorella revealed that Jenner won't play again in 2020-21.
"Jens is done...it's five or six weeks now (recovery). (It's a) huge blow," Tortorella said of Jenner's injury. "He's having surgery as we speak right now."
Jenner's broken finger occurred when he inadvertently was struck by a shot from teammate Patrik Laine at the front of the net. Here's the play, courtesy of Alison Lukan:
Jenner has eight goals and nine assists in 41 games this season.