Blue Jackets' Max Domi out two to four weeks with rib injury

Columbus Blue Jackets centre Max Domi skates during the first period of against the Detroit Red Wings, Sunday, March 28, 2021, in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio / AP)

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Max Domi is expected to miss two to four weeks after suffering a fractured rib in a 2-1 win over the Seattle Kraken on Saturday.

The Blue Jackets placed Domi on injured reserve on Monday.

Domi, 26, was off to a hot start with his Columbus, registering a goal and three assists in two games. He has 279 career points (91 goals, 188 assists) in 435 NHL games with the Arizona Coyotes, Montreal Canadiens and Columbus.

Domi made a quicker than expected return from off-season shoulder surgery, returning in the pre-season.

The Winnipeg native had nine goals and 24 points in 54 games for Columbus in 2020-21, his first season with the Blue Jackets after being acquired in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens along with a 2020 third-round pick (which became defenceman Samuel Knazko) in exchange for forward Josh Anderson.

Domi has one year remaining on a two-year, $10.6-million contract he signed with the Blue Jackets in the wake of the trade.

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