Blue Jackets’ Saad won’t play vs. Flyers after suffering upper-body injury on Friday

Associated Press

The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without one of their top forwards on Saturday, as Brandon Saad will miss the game against the Flyers because of an upper-body injury.

Saad appeared to be hurt after taking an open ice hit from Oilers defenseman Nikita Nikitin on Friday. The 23-year-old stayed in the game initially, but he eventually went into the locker room and didn’t return.

To see how Saad was injured, click here.

All we really know at this point is that Saad didn’t make the trip to Philadelphia. His status is unknown.

The 23-year-old has scored a team-leading 23 goals in 2015-16.