Nick Blankenburg (ankle) Week-to-week, Erik Gudbranson Expected to Miss Six Weeks, Elvis Merzlikins Day-to-day, Mathieu Olivier out Two-to-four Weeks

By Coby Maeir on March 27, 2023 at 11:36 am
Nick Blankenburg skates with the puck in the Blue Jackets vs. Senators game.
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The Blue Jackets announced the following injury updates Monday morning:

  • Nick Blankenburg (ankle) is week-to-week
  • Erik Gudbranson (separated shoulder) is expected to miss six weeks
  • Elvis Merzlikins (lower-body injury) is day-to-day
  • Mathieu Olivier (lower leg bone bruise) is out two-to-four weeks.

Gudbranson and Olivier left Friday's game and did not return while Blankenburg returned to Friday's game after being ruled out and also played on Saturday. Merzlikins was injured in Saturday's game.

The injuries continue for the Blue Jackets, who lead the NHL in man-games lost.

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