Blue Jackets Star Rookie to Miss Several Weeks

The Columbus Blue Jackets have provided an injury update for top rookie Adam Fantilli, and, unfortunately, it is not a good one. The Blue Jackets star forward will miss the next eight weeks due to a calf laceration. 

Fantilli's injury occurred during the Blue Jackets' recent contest against the Seattle Kraken. Now, we know how long he is going to be out, and it is going to take away a decent chunk of his rookie season. However, as NHL insider Chris Johnston reported, the injury could have been far worse if he was without his Kevlar sock. 

Fantilli, 19, is having a strong rookie season on a bad Blue Jackets team. In 49 games played, he has 12 goals to go along with 27 points. Overall, he is doing quite well, and he is showing the Blue Jackets that they made the right call selecting him third overall in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft.

With Fantilli being out for the next eight weeks, he likely will return around late March, which will give him the chance to play in a handful more games before the season is completed. Here's to hoping that he has a speedy recovery from here and does not suffer any setbacks along the way.

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