Report: Werenski to get MRI, status for Game 5 vs. Leafs in question
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Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski will have an MRI Saturday for an upper-body injury, and his status is unknown for Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.

The 6-foot-2 blue-liner played 21:24 during Friday's Game 4 overtime loss but exited midway through the third period and did not play in the extra frame. The cause of his injury is unclear.

Werenski has logged 26:42 of ice time per game in the series and has matched up primarily against the Maple Leafs' top talents. He's also contributed one assist while posting a Corsi For of 52.33% at five-on-five.

The 23-year-old was the only NHL defenseman to record 20 goals in 2019-20 and the first rearguard in Blue Jackets history to hit that single-season mark.

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