A day after Zach Werenski took a puck to the face that left him with a nasty black eye, the Blue Jackets announced that the rookie defenseman will miss the rest of the postseason.

By Associated Press
April 17, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Columbus defenseman Zach Werenski will miss the rest of the postseason because of a broken cheekbone.

The Blue Jackets announced the decision Monday, one day after the 19-year-old rookie took a puck to the face on a shot by Pittsburgh's Phil Kessel that opened a gash on his right cheek in the second period.

He played a couple shifts in the third period with a full facemask, but his eye swelled shut and he had to sit out the rest of the game. He tweeted a photo of his face after the game that showed his eye nearly swollen shut.

Pittsburgh won the game 5–4 in overtime for a 3–0 lead in the teams' first-round series. Game 4 is Tuesday night.

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