Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins is out indefinitely, head coach John Tortorella told reporters Monday.
Merzlikins was deemed unfit to play in Game 5 of the Blue Jackets’ series against the Toronto Maple Leafs. There were no further details provided about his status.
The 26-year-old played in two games of the Columbus-Toronto series, posting a 1.96 goals-against average and a .946 saves percentage.
During the 2019-20 season, Merzlikins started in 31 games and recorded a 2.35 GAA and .923 saves percentage.