Rookie defenseman Seth Jones of the Nashville Predators took a big hit from Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw along the neutral zone boards with 7:23 left in the first period of Sunday's game, but continued to play for the remainder of the period. The Predators later announced he'd suffered an upper body injury and wouldn't return for the start of the second.
Seth Jones out for the remainder of the game with an upper body injury. #NSHvsCHI
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) March 24, 2014
Jones, the fourth overall pick in the 2013 draft, was expected to be a strong contender for the Calder Trophy this season. He's put up six goals and 24 points in 71 games for Nashville, which sits at the bottom of the Central Division with 70 points.
Here is another angle of Shaw's thunderous hit on the Predators' defenseman:
UPDATE, 10:06 PM ET:
#preds say Seth Jones has "concussion-like symptoms" and was "not fully diagnosed yet" and will be evaluated further in Nashville — JoshuaCooper (@JoshuaCooper) March 24, 2014