Blue Jackets' Jones undergoes surgery, out 8-10 weeks

  • Blue Jackets' Jones undergoes surgery, out 8-10 weeks

Blue Jackets' Jones undergoes surgery, out 8-10 weeks

Jones incurred the injury during Saturday night's game with the Colorado Avalanche and was placed on injured reserve on Monday.

The Blue Jackets are 22-7-6 in conference play.

Carlsson, 23, has collected 0-3-3 and eight penalty minutes in 23 career National Hockey League games with Columbus, including two penalty minutes in six outings this season.

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The Blue Jackets defenseman gained possession of the puck at centre ice and proceeded to skate all the way back behind his own goal to allow for fresh legs and a regroup.

Jones - along with Zach Werenski - leads the Blue Jackets defence corps in basically every category.

How long will Seth Jones be out?

Jones joins a long list of injured Blue Jackets who are out long term while the team fights for a playoff spot. On Tuesday, Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said he will miss eight to 10 weeks following successful ankle surgery. Entering Monday's game, Tampa Bay was in second place in the Atlantic Division with 75 points, five behind front-running Boston.

A three-time all-star, Jones has collected 30 points (six goals, 24 assists) and 20 penalty minutes in 56 games this season.

Jones sat on February 10 against Tampa Bay Lightning, his first lost game of the season.

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones will miss the next 8-to-10 weeks after undergoing surgery to fix a fractured ankle on Tuesday, the team announced.