We have another change to make to the Metropolitan Division All-Star team. The Columbus Blue Jackets announced on Friday afternoon that defenseman Zach Werenski will replace Seth Jones on the roster. Jones, according to the team, is dealing with an illness and will not make the trip to Tampa. According to Aaron Portzline of the Athletic, the Blue Jackets have been informed by the NHL that Jones will not have to miss a regular season game and will be eligible to play when the team returns from the break on Tuesday against the Minnesota Wild. Typically players that are chosen for the game that miss the festivities are forced to sit out at least one regular season game before or after the break but this is being viewed as a legitimate illness and not an excuse to skip out on the game. Jones played more than 24 minutes on Thursday night in the Blue Jackets’ 2-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes, recording an assist on an Alexander Wennberg power play goal early in the third period.
Zach Werenski to replace Seth Jones on Metro All-Star Team
Pro Hockey Talk | Jan 26