The incident saw Columbus’ captain clipped by Brad Malone early in the third period. He fell to the ice immediately and stayed down, after which he went straight to the locker room. (See video, above.)
— NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) January 9, 2016
The team says he will be sidelined indefinitely with an upper-body injury. Foligno, 28, has six goals and 19 assists in 39 games this season.
The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Saturday there would be no supplemental discipline handed out to Malone.
Carolina's Brad Malone will not face supplemental discipline for his hit on Columbus' Nick Foligno. Video: https://t.co/8dc9jzaQxx
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) January 9, 2016
Tortorella on the Malone hit: "Let the league look at it. We're going to shut our mouths and play. I'm not going to belly ache about it."
— Rob Mixer (@RobMixer) January 9, 2016
Also on Saturday, Columbus called up left winger Kerby Rychel from AHL affiliate Lake Erie Monsters on an emergency basis.
Rychel, 21, has played 11 games with the Blue Jackets this season, registering three assists.
The Blue Jackets lost the game 4-1, with Foligno assisting on the team’s only goal. They face the Hurricanes again Saturday night for the second half of their home-and-home series.