Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski is out on a week-to-week basis with a lower-body injury, coach Pascal Vincent said Thursday.  Werenski was injured in the second period of Wednesday night’s overtime loss to the Devils when he got tangled up with New Jersey forward Ondrej Palat. Werenski left the game unable to put any weight on his left leg.  “He’s still getting evaluated by our docs,” Vincent said, per “It’s not going to be day-to-day most likely. I’m sure it’s going to be week-to-week now. How many weeks? I don’t know.”

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Sean Kuraly is day-to-day with an abdominal injury and will miss Wednesday night’s game at New Jersey, the team announced.. Kuraly was taken to a local hospital for observation after taking a puck to the chest in the first period of Saturday’s loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was released Saturday night. With 18 seconds remaining in the first period, Kuraly was hit by Leafs defenseman Jake McCabe behind the Toronto net and then took a puck to the chest area before skating off the ice while bent over. He collapsed behind the Columbus bench and was taken to Grant Medical Center for further evaluation.