Blue Jackets Center Adam Fantilli Suffers Cut To Left Leg, Out Tuesday, Will Receive Further Evaluation When Club Returns To Columbus

By Coby Maeir on January 29, 2024 at 7:53 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets center Adam Fantilli (11) skates during the warmup period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome.
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Adam Fantilli suffered a cut to his left leg from a skate blade in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Seattle Kraken and will not play on Tuesday when the Blue Jackets face the Blues in St. Louis, the club announced on Monday. Additionally, the club said that "he will receive further evaluation after the club returns to Columbus following the game vs. the Blues."

Fantilli left Sunday's game in the second period and did not return.

Tuesday will mark the first game Fantilli will miss in his NHL career, as he played in the team's first 49 games and posted 12-15--27. The 19-year-old Nobleton, Ontario, native was selected with the No. 3 pick in the 2023 NHL Draft and ranks third in goals and fourth in points among rookies.