Blue Jackets’ Voracek out indefinitely with concussion symptoms

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jakob Voracek, left, controls the puck in front of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. (Paul Vernon/AP)

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jakub Voracek is out for an indefinite period with concussions symptoms.

Voracek shared his situation with reporters Monday morning, saying that he feels OK but that there is only a “slim” chance for a return this season.

The 33-year-old native of Czechia has been out since Nov. 5.

“Obviously I’m going to make my best efforts to try to (return), but it might be a long process,” Voracek said. “As of now, I don’t see myself playing in the near future, but I’ll do everything in my power to try to get back on the ice.”

Back on Dec. 2, Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said that Voracek: “was advised by doctors to take some time off to see if his ongoing symptoms subside to the point that will allow him to come back and play.”

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