Jones was struck by the puck after a shot by Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov ricocheted on the way to the net. Jones went down immediately and needed assistance leaving the ice with 6.8 seconds to go in the period.
The Predators said he was receiving stitches for his injury and announced just before the second intermission that he would not return.
Jones' ice time has decreased significantly lately. The rookie has an average of 21:57, but he hadn't played more than 15:14 in the six games prior to Saturday.
He has three goals and seven assists in 35 games, with a minus-10 rating.
It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.
— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings