Before tonight’s game, Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella met with media and delivered this bit of insight:
Torts wouldn’t elaborate on Werenski injury. Just said it’s a body injury and he is day to day. Carlsson will replace him in lineup #cbj— Steve Gorten (@sgorten) December 20, 2017
Zach Werenski has been skating gingerly of late, with fans speculating if he is injured as a result (a hip injury being the most speculated). Now, we have an answer - Werenski is out, and will be for the time being. As a result, Gabriel Carlsson will make his return to the lineup.
Stay tuned to the Cannon for further updates.