The Columbus Blue Jackets are down another everyday player.
The Blue Jackets will be without defenceman Jack Johnson for three games after he received a suspension from the NHL Department of Player Safety on Wednesday.
In Columbus’ 4-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night, Johnson caught Tlusty with his head down while skating through the neutral zone and drilled him with a blindside hit to the head eight minutes into the third period.
Johnson received a minor penalty on the play for an illegal check to the head, while Tlusty left the game and did not return.
You can see a full explanation of the decision below: