Columbus Blue Jackets Max Domi Injured, Out With Fractured Rib

Max Domi injured

The Columbus Blue Jackets announce that forward Max Domi is injured and has been placed on the injured reserve list for an expected two to four weeks with a rib fracture, occurring Saturday when the Blue Jackets faced off for the first time against the Seattle Kraken.

Max Domi Injured

Only two games into the season Domi has found himself on the scoresheet four times, with one goal and three assists, all even strength. Alongside a plus 4 rating, he also managed to keep himself out of the penalty box thus far. The 26-year old hasn’t seen much ice time this year including training camp and pre-season, following his offseason shoulder surgery.

Over his seven-year NHL career, Domi has played for the Arizona Coyotes, Montreal Canadiens, and now currently with the Blue Jackets. In his career, he has 91 goals and 188 assists for 279 career points in 431 games. Originally drafted by the Phoenix (now Arizona) Coyotes in the first round, 12th overall in the 2013 NHL draft.

“(Domi) tried to move a big body there in Larsson, and he didn’t move much,” Blue Jackets coach Brad Larsen told reporters on Saturday after the game. “I think it got him a little bit.”

What This Means for the Future

With Max Domi injured and out for what could be a month, this leaves a gap in the Blue Jackets roster, not only on the third line but also the second powerplay unit. With a solid player out, this could give some young talent from the taxi squad a chance to make a further push onto the Blue Jackets roster. For example, the recently called up winger, Yegor Chinakhov or Justin Danforth. The Blue Jackets look to continue a hot start to the year in the absence of the scrappy Canadian Max Domi. It will be interesting to see who steps up during Domi’s absence.

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