Zach Werenski’s face almost fully healed after scary playoff injury

John Tortorella wasn’t too happy after Zach Werenski was taken out of the play by a Phil Kessel shot to the mouth that lead to the Penguins tying the game.

Zach Werenski’s rookie season with the Columbus Blue Jackets was cut short after he took a puck to the face in a playoff game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

That play, which you can watch above, left Werenski with a very painful looking bruise that’s still hard to look at.

Well, four months later, Werenski looks almost as good as new. The Michigan native was spotted at the Detroit Tigers game on Friday night and besides a small cut below his eye, looks like his old self again.

That’s good news for the Blue Jackets, who will rely on Werenski in their quest to return to the playoffs next season.

The 20-year-old was a star on the blue-line for Columbus as the club put together its best season in franchise history.

Werenski finished the season with 11 goals and led all Blue Jackets defencemen with 47 points. His strong season saw him finish third in Calder Trophy voting for rookie of the year and he received four votes for the Norris Trophy, given to the league’s best defenceman.

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