Jenner will miss five weeks after undergoing surgery on his broken hand.
Jenner will miss the first month of the regular season, which is troublesome for the Blue Jackets who are currently without Nathan Horton (back) and Ryan Johansen (unsigned), all of whom were expect to be on Columbus' first line to start the season. The injury is sure to make Jenner drop in fantasy drafts, but he remains a 20-20 candidate.
Jenner expected to miss at least one month after suffering a broken left hand.
With Jenner out for a month, Nathan Horton out with a back injury and Ryan Johansen still unsigned, the Blue Jackets entire projected first line is unavailable. Jenner, 21, had 16 goals and 13 assists (29 points) in 72 games in his rookie season. The 6-foot-2, 204 lbs. forward is a great goal scorer and was poised for a breakout season, but it will have to wait one month before it starts.
With Calvert out with a sore groin, Jenner will draw back into the Blue Jackets lineup. He dropped from their first line to a healthy scratch in two games, so don't expect him to stick in the lineup or have any fantasy relevance.
Boone Jenner did not last long on the Blue Jackets top line. He was dropped to the third line after head coach Todd Richards thought the game was a bit quick for him early on. He said Jenner got better as the game progressed, but Blake Comeau skated most of the game alongside Brandon Dubinsky and Marian Gaborik.
Jenner finished with 12 shifts and 10:27 of ice time, but he was noticeable on several occasions. He does not hold much fantasy value on the third line.
Forward Boone Jenner not only made the team but has earned a spot on the No. 1 line with center Brandon Dubinsky and right wing Marian Gaborik, at least at the start of the season. The opener is Friday vs. Calgary.
"Based on what they were able to do and how they were able to play as a group, I would be foolish to try and experiment with (Jenner) now somewhere else, just because they worked so well together.” Jenner was the 37th overall pick in 2011 and has yet to play a regular season NHL game. As long as he is on the first line, he is worthy of a roster spot in very-deep leagues.
Rookie Boone Jenner will likely start the season on the first line with Marian Gaborik and Brandon Dubinsky. “I don’t even know right now if it’s (a) hard (decision),” head coach Todd Richards said. “The way he’s playing, he’s fit right in with that line.
The 6-foot-2, 205 lbs. forward had 45 goals and 37 assists in 56 games with the Oshawa Generals last season. Playing on the first line makes Jenner an interesting deep sleeper heading into drafts. He likely won't stay on the first line all year but he is good in all zones which will keep him on the Blue Jackets roster.