Columbus loses Tyutin, MacKenzie and Prout vs. Winnipeg (Updated)


The way things are going in Columbus tonight, the Blue Jackets might want to ensconce themselves in bubble wrap.

The Jackets lost a pair of defensemen — Dalton Prout and Fedor Tyutin — during Monday night’s game versus the Jets, and are now without forward Derek MacKenzie — leaving Columbus with just 15 healthy skaters.

Prout suffered an upper-body injury after his first shift, playing just 50 seconds total, before being shut down for the night. McKenzie suffered a lower-body injury a short while later and was also ruled out for return, while Tyutin went to the room for repairs after having his mouth bloodied on a James Wright follow-through.

There’s no word yet on whether Tyutin will come back.

As a result of these injuries, Columbus is now rolling with just two defensive pairs — Ryan Murray-David Savard and Jack Johnson-Nikita Nikitin — and trailing 1-0 after Jets forward Mark Scheifele scored his fourth of the season with six minutes to go in the second period.

Updated: Tyutin returned to the game, scoring a goal in the third period.