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Blue Jackets place defenseman Zach Werenski on Injured Reserve

DECEMBER 6, 2019

COLUMBUS, OHIO – 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 Friday.

 

Zach Werenski

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.

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF BLUE JACKETS COMMUNICATIONS

Blue Jackets travel to Florida to take on Sergei Borovsky and the Panthers

GAME PREVIEW WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF CBJ COMMUNICATIONS

Jackets busy week continues with Saturday night visit to the NY Islanders

GAME PREVIEW WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF BLUE JACKETS COMMUNICATIONS

Jackets dominate Penguins as Nyquist gets hat trick in 5-2 win

GAME AT A GLANCE

GOAL SCORERS

Columbus: Nyquist, Foligno, PP – Nyquist, PP – Foligno, EN – Nyquist

Pittsburgh: Guentzel, Letang


GOALTENDERS
Columbus:
J. Korpisalo (29 saves, W)

Pittsburgh: T. Jarry (26 saves, L)

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BLUE JACKETS TEAM NOTES

  • Tonight’s victory is the Blue Jackets’ fifth win at home in the last six games (5-1-0, 10 pts.).
  • Columbus has now picked up points in six of its last eight games overall (5-2-1, 11 pts.).
  • The Jackets improved to 7-3-1 in the last 11 home games against the Penguins.
  • This game was the second of four meetings between Columbus and Pittsburgh this season (CBJ 1-1-0).  The two teams will play in Pittsburgh on Dec. 12 and back in Columbus on Mar. 12.
  • Tonight was the second Metro matchup of a heavy divisional stretch where Columbus plays 10 of 15 games within the Metro division from Nov. 27-Dec. 27. The Blue Jackets are 3-3-1 vs. divisional opponents this season.
  • The Blue Jackets opened the scoring in a game for the 10th-straight contest (6-3-1).  That ties the franchise record for consecutive games scoring the contest’s first goal in CBJ history.  The Jackets notched the first goal of the game 10-straight from Dec. 19, 2013-Jan. 10, 2014 (6-4-0).
  • The Jackets scored three goals in a period for the third time this season.  The club also had three goals in the third period on Nov. 19 vs. Montreal and Nov. 21 vs. Detroit.
  • The Blue Jackets went 2-for-4 on the power play in the game.  It’s the third time in the last five games where Columbus has had multiple power play goals in a game (2-for-5 on Nov. 21 vs. DET and 3-for-5 on Nov. 23 at WPG).
  • CBJ are 7-for-18 (38.9 pct.) on the power play over the past five games.  The Blue Jackets are fifth in the NHL on the power play in November (12-for-44, 27.3 pct.).
  • Columbus went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill in the game. CBJ have killed off 18 of their last 19 penalties (94.7 pct.).  Since Nov. 2, the Blue Jackets rank second in the NHL on the penalty kill, killing off 31-of-34 (91.2 pct.).
  • This was the first time this season the Blue Jackets have received multi-goal games from multiple skaters in the same contest with LW Nick Foligno producing two goals and LW Gustav Nyquist providing a hat trick.  It happened four times last season (MR: Jenner (2) and Panarin (2) on Jan. 10, 2019 vs. NSH).
  • Columbus was outshot by Pittsburgh, 31-to-30.
  • Tonight’s attendance was a crowd of 17,402.

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BLUE JACKETS PLAYER NOTES

  • LW Gustav Nyquist scored the second hat trick of his career and the first for the Blue Jackets this season.  His first career hat trick was Feb. 2, 2014 vs. Washington as a member of the Detroit Red Wings. It was also his first multi-goal game as a Blue Jacket.  He now has 4-3-7 in his last six games and 7-3-10 vs. Pittsburgh in his last seven games.  He scored his first goal as a Columbus Blue Jacket at Pittsburgh on Oct. 5. His seven shots tonight led the team.
  • LW Nick Foligno provided two goals in the second period, also notching a goal on the man-advantage. The Blue Jackets’ captain has three goals in his last two games and 3-2-5 over his last six contests.
  • RW Oliver Bjorkstrand had the primary assist on Nyquist’s first goal, pushing his point streak to six games (2-7-9).  His current six-game point streak matches his career-high, set last season from Mar. 24-Apr. 2, 2019 (7-0-7).  He leads the club in points in November with 4-9-13.
  • C Pierre-Luc Dubois had the primary assist on Nyquist’s second goal and now has 4-3-7 in his last seven games.  He has seven assists in 10 career games vs. Pittsburgh.
  • D Zach Werenski also acquired an assist on the second Nyquist goal, giving him 3-7-10 in his last nine games.  The assist is the 100th of his NHL career.  He has a three-game point streak (1-2-3) vs. Pittsburgh, having scored a goal on Oct. 5 at Pittsburgh.  He led all Blue Jackets skaters with 22:43 TOI in the game.
  • G Joonas Korpisalo made 29 saves in the game, picking up his fifth win in his last six starts.  He earned the third star of the game for his efforts.
  • D Seth Jones had an assist on Foligno’s power play goal, giving him 2-3-5 in his last five games.
  • C Alexander Wennberg also notched an assist on the Blue Jackets’ fourth goal of the game, his third assist in his last five home games.
  • D David Savard had a team-high seven hits and picked up the assist on Nyquist’s empty net goal.
  • RW Josh Anderson scooped up an assist on Nyquist’s third goal of the game.  He had five shots, three hits and two blocked shots on 18:04 TOI.

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POST-GAME AUDIO

Blue Jackets:

Coach John Tortorella | Nick Foligno | Joonas Korpisalo | Gustav Nyquist | Zach Werenski
Penguins:

Coach Mike Sullivan | Patric Hornqvist | Tristan Jarry | Marcus Pettersson

 

GAME RECAP WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF BLUE JACKETS COMMUNICATIONS

 

Recapping from Wednesday night, Flyers 3 Jackets 2; Penalties too much to overcome for CBJ

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GAME AT A GLANCE

GOAL SCORERS

Columbus: N. Foligno (2), S. Jones (3)

Philadelphia: T. Pitlick (2), S. Laughton (1), PP – C. Giroux (8)


GOALTENDERS
Columbus:
J. Korpisalo (19 saves, L)

Philadelphia: B. Elliott (28 saves, W)

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BLUE JACKETS TEAM NOTES

  • Tonight’s loss snaps the Blue Jackets’ four-game home win streak.
  • Columbus has now picked up points in five of its last seven games (4-2-1, 9 pts.).
  • Tonight was the second of four meetings between Columbus and Philadelphia this season, with the Blue Jackets falling in each of the first two outings.  The two teams will play in Philadelphia on Feb. 18 and in Columbus two days later.
  • The loss snapped the longest point streak against an individual opponent at home in franchise history.  Prior to tonight, the Blue Jackets were 13-0-1 in their last 14 games at home vs. Philadelphia.  Their last regulation loss to the Flyers at Nationwide Arena was Dec. 13, 2005.
  • Tonight began a stretch where Columbus will play 10 of 15 games within the Metro division from Nov. 27-Dec. 27.
  • The Blue Jackets opened the scoring in a game for the ninth-straight contest (5-3-1).  It’s tied for the second longest streak of scoring the contest’s first goal in CBJ history (4-3-2 from Jan. 30-Mar. 6, 2010). The Blue Jackets notched the first goal of the game 10 times from Dec. 19, 2013-Jan. 10, 2014 (6-4-0).
  • The 3-2 result adds another game to the Blue Jackets’ one-goal game column, which leads the league with 17 contests (9-4-4).
  • Columbus outshot Philadelphia 30-to-22 in the game, aided by a 15-to-5 margin in the third period.
  • The Jackets went 0-for-1 on the power play in the game and are 10-for-40 (25.0 pct.) on the man-advantage in November (6th in the NHL).
  • The Blue Jackets went 4-for-5 on the penalty kill in the game.  Columbus has gone 27-of-30 (90.0 pct.) on the kill since Nov. 2, which is ranked 6th-T in the NHL.
  • Columbus’ five penalties were tied for the most in the game this season (3rd time, MR: 10/30 vs. EDM).
  • Tonight’s attendance was a crowd of 14,975.

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BLUE JACKETS PLAYER NOTES

  • C Nick Foligno put the Jackets on the board with his second goal of the season and first since Oct. 7 vs. Buffalo.  He now has 1-3-4 in his last seven games.
  • D Seth Jones fired in the Blue Jackets second goal of the opening period to put Columbus in front 2-1 after 20 minutes.  The blueliner, who has 2-5-7 in his last nine games this season, has 4-2-6 in his last six games vs. the Flyers.  He led all Blue Jackets skaters in TOI (25:23) and shots (four).
  • RW Oliver Bjorkstrand had an assist on Jones’ goal to push his point streak to five-straight games (2-6-8).  His 12 points this month top all CBJ skaters (4-8-12).  His career long point streak is six-straight games that ran from Mar. 24-Apr. 2, 2019 (7-0-7).
  • RW Emil Bemstrom had the primary assist on Foligno’s tally for his sixth assist this season.  He has 3-4-7 in his last nine games.
  • LW Sonny Milano also grabbed an assist on the Blue Jackets opening goal, his third helper in his last five home games.  He has recorded a point in all four of his career games vs. the Flyers (1-4-5), including a two-assist performance on Oct. 26 in Philadelphia.
  • LW Gustav Nyquist had the primary assist on Jones’ goal, giving him 1-3-4 in his last five games. He has a four-game point streak vs. Philadelphia (1-3-4).
  • G Joonas Korpisalo made 19 saves in the game but had his four-game win streak snapped (Nov. 15-25).  It was tied for his career-long (Oct. 4-27, 2018).
  • D Zach Werenski was held without a point, snapping his seven-game point streak (3-6-9), which tied the longest run by a blueliner in franchise history (third time, MR: Berard, 2005-06).

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POST-GAME AUDIO

Blue Jackets:

Coach John Tortorella | Oliver Bjorkstrand | Nick Foligno | Seth Jones
Flyers:

Coach Alain Vigneault | Brian Elliott | Claude Giroux | Robert Hagg | Scott Laughton

Friday, November 29 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – Nationwide Arena (7 pm ET)

Saturday, November 30 at New York Islanders – Barclays Center (7pm ET)

 

GAME RECAP WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF BLUE JACKETS COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

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