Jones suffered a lower-body injury during Tuesday's preseason game against the Sabres and won't return, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

There's no indication of what caused Jones' injury, and updates should be available after the game. The Blue Jackets will be holding their breath until then since the 23-year-old racked up a career-high 57 points last season while firing 249 shots on goal. With their top forward Artemi Panarin and starting goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on the trading block, Columbus needs its top defender to stay healthy.

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