Adam Fantilli Leaves Game Vs. Kraken With Lower-Body Injury, Doesn't Return

By Coby Maeir on January 28, 2024 at 11:49 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets center Adam Fantilli (11) shoots the puck against Calgary Flames defenseman MacKenzie Weegar (52) during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome.
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Blue Jackets rookie center Adam Fantilli left Sunday's game against the Kraken with a lower-body injury suffered in the second period and did not return. 

After the game, Blue Jackets head coach Pascal Vincent said that he didn't have the full report on Fantilli's injury, but said that he believes Fantilli is questionable for the team's game on Tuesday in St. Louis.

Fantilli is one of four Blue Jackets players to appear in all 49 games this season, along with Johnny Gaudreau, Ivan Provorov, and Justin Danforth. The 19-year-old rookie was selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2023 Draft and has posted 12-15--27 in 49 games. Among rookies, he ranks third in goals and fourth in points. 

The Blue Jackets conclude their five-game road trip with their final game before the all-star break in St. Louis on Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio and NHL Network.  

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