The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without Max Domi for the next few weeks after placing him on injured reserve today with a fractured rib. The injury, which Domi suffered in Saturday’s game against the Seattle Kraken, is expected to keep him out between two and four weeks.
Domi was off to a great start for the Blue Jackets, with four points in his first two games. He played just over ten minutes in the game on Saturday, but was still on the ice when Patrik Laine scored the overtime winner. He’ll now miss at least the rest of the month, which would be six games for the Blue Jackets.
The depth of the Columbus organization is already being tested, as both Domi and Emil Bemstrom have sustained serious injuries in the early going. The team is expected to insert top prospect Yegor Chinakhov into the lineup to make his NHL debut tomorrow night against the Detroit Red Wings, after he was recalled yesterday.
Chinakhov, 20, was the 21st overall pick in 2020 and scored in his AHL debut (on his only shot) on Saturday night.