The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed defenseman Zach Werenski on Injured Reserve retroactive to November 30, club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Werenski, 22, suffered a shoulder injury on November 30 at the NY Islanders and is expected to miss four weeks. The Grosse Pointe, Michigan native leads all club defensemen in goals and points (tied) this season with six goals and 10 assists for 16 points in 26 games. His goal and point totals rank tied for third overall on the Blue Jackets. Columbus' first selection, eighth overall, at the 2015 NHL Draft, he has recorded 44-100-144 with 56 penalty minutes and a cumulative +7 plus/minus rating in 263 career NHL games.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Saturday when they visit the Florida Panthers. Game time from BB&T Center is 7 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports Ohio and the FOX Sports Go app with coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the "Blue Jackets Live" pre-game show. The contest will also be broadcast on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including CD102.5 FM in Columbus.