Jones scored a goal on three shots, went plus-2 and blocked five shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs in Game 3.
Jones contributed the second tally of the Blue Jackets' comeback Thursday. The goal is his first point in the playoffs, but he's added 10 hits and 11 blocked shots through three games. The blueliner skated 32:40 during Game 3 -- he'll likely continue to see big minutes as a top-pairing defenseman.
Jones (ankle) will be available for the Blue Jackets' postseason matchup with Toronto, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Jones was sidelined for 14 games due to his ankle injury before the league went on hiatus. As a result, the blueliner logged just 56 regular-season games this season and failed to reach the 40-point mark for the first time since 2015-16. With the defender fully fit, he should jump back into a power-play role versus the Leafs, where he recorded nine of his 30 points this year, making him a solid fantasy option in postseason contests.
Jones (ankle) has been skating and could be ready if the NHL season resumes, according to general manager Jarmo Kekalainen, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Jones had started skating prior to the league suspending play, so it would appear the defenseman hasn't suffered any setbacks at this point. While Kekalainen wouldn't go so far as to clear any specific players, all signs point to the Texan being ready to go once (if) the NHL starts back up.
Jones returned to the ice Sunday for the first time since undergoing ankle surgery Feb. 11.
The 25-year-old was designated for injured reserve after suffering the ankle injury and was given an 8-to-10 week recovery timeline following the procedure. Barring a setback, Jones should be healthy once the NHL schedule resumes.
Jones (ankle) should be ready to rejoin the lineup once the NHL schedule resumes, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
The stud blueliner underwent ankle surgery Feb. 11, and the original timeline for his recovery would have seen him return for the final couple games of the regular season as a best-case scenario. Instead, Jones will get ample time to recover during the shutdown, and he should be a key part of whatever playoff push the Jackets make once play resumes.
Jones (ankle) underwent successful ankle surgery Tuesday and is expected to miss at least eight weeks of action, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
The minimum eight weeks on this current timeline would put Jones' return right around the Blue Jackets' final two games of the regular season. Should the team fall out of a playoff spot, it will likely hold him out for the rest of the 2019-20 campaign. The 25-year-old blueliner has 30 points in 56 games while averaging 25:17 of ice time.
Jones will undergo surgery on his right ankle Monday, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Jones has already been ruled out indefinitely and placed on IR, so he'll likely aim to return in March at the earliest. The 25-year-old blueliner is just one of the many casualties the Blue Jackets will have to overcome this year to secure a playoff spot. Markus Nutivaara is expected to work on the top pairing Monday versus Tampa Bay in Jones' stead.
Jones was designated for injured reserve and will be sidelined indefinitely due to an ankle injury.
Jones was injured in Saturday's matchup with Colorado, but not before he scored a power-play goal and registered four shots, three blocks and one hit in 23:35 of ice time. With the blueliner set to miss some time, the club promoted Gabriel Carlsson from AHL Cleveland, though Markus Nutivaara figures to see the biggest uptick in ice time, including slotting into a power-play role.
Jones had an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Canadiens.
Jones has been productive with a goal and three helpers over his last four outings. The 25-year-old blueliner is up to 29 points (five goals, 24 assists), 118 shots, 114 blocked shots and a plus-11 rating in 53 games this season.
Jones scored a goal on four shots, dished an assist, blocked three shots and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Jets.
Jones erased a deficit with his tally at 6:06 of the first period. He then provided the lone helper on Oliver Bjorkstrand's game-winner late in the third. This was Jones' first multi-point effort since Dec. 21. The 25-year-old blueliner is up to 28 points (five tallies, 23 helpers), 116 shots on goal, 112 blocks and a plus-9 rating through 51 games.
Jones produced an assist, four shots on goal and two blocked shots in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Rangers.
Jones had the secondary helper on Oliver Bjorkstrand's second tally of the game. It's been a relatively cool month for Jones, who sports just four assists in his last 10 outings. The 25-year-old blueliner is up to 26 points, 112 shots, 109 blocks and 57 hits in 50 games this season. Fantasy owners should expect Jones to shake his slump eventually.
Jones recorded a power-play assist in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Golden Knights.
Jones set up Emil Bemstrom's opening tally at 16:38 of the first period. The helper brought the defenseman to 25 points for the season, a mark he's achieved every year he's been in the league. The 25-year-old has added 101 shots on goal, 96 blocked shots, 54 hits and a plus-3 rating in 46 games.
Jones recorded two shots, two blocked shots and a minus-2 rating in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Ducks.
Defensive partner Zach Werenski has stolen the show lately with seven goals over the past five games, while Jones notched just two helpers in that stretch. Jones is still having a solid campaign with 24 points through 44 games, and he's leading the team at 25:21 of ice time per contest.
Jones recorded two assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Red Wings.
Zach Werenski's return to action Tuesday helped bolster a Columbus blue line that's still without Ryan Murray (upper body) and Markus Nutivaara (upper body), but it's Jones who remains the team's stalwart. The 25-year-old played a team-high 25:52 in this one, the sixth straight game in which he's seen more than 25 minutes of ice time, and on the year Jones now has four goals and 19 points through 34 contests.
Jones collected an assist and two blocked shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.
Jones delivered the secondary assist on a Nick Foligno power-play goal in the second period. For the year, six of Jones' 15 points have come with the man advantage. The 25-year-old defenseman has added 53 shots on goal and 57 blocked shots in 25 appearances.
Jones scored a power-play goal on his two shots and blocked a pair of shots in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Winnipeg.
Jones struck in the second period for his second goal of the season and first since Oct. 19, ending a 13-game goal drought. The 25-year-old has points in five of his last seven games, accounting for six points in that time. Jones' shooting percentage (2.2) is his lowest since joining Columbus in 2015-16. If he can prop that up a bit, he should be a safe bet to land somewhere between 40 and 50 points once again.
Jones dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Red Wings.
Jones capitalized on this favorable matchup against arguably the worst team in the NHL, delivering his first multi-point outing of the season. While his production has been spread out, Jones is still on pace to top 40 points for the fourth consecutive campaign, as he has 12 points through 21 games.
Jones recorded a power-play assist in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Jones set up Emil Bemstrom's second goal in as many games just 4:55 into the first period. The defenseman now has a goal and eight helpers through 17 contests. Jones has added 37 blocked shots and 38 shots on goal, providing solid non-scoring stats to offset his slower scoring pace in 2019-20.
Jones managed an assist in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Coyotes.
Jones set up Gustav Nyquist for the opening goal of the game. He also had a pair of shots on goal, hits and blocked shots. Jones is up to eight points in 16 games, with the helper Thursday snapping his four-game point drought.
Jones finished Saturday's 3-0 loss to Calgary without a point, posting a minus-3 rating in the loss as well. He did block four shots.
After finding the scoresheet in four straight contests, Jones has gone three games without a point and hasn't found the back of the net since Oct. 19.
|Last 7 Games|
|08/19||@ TB||L 4-5 (OT)||0||1||1||0||31:49|
|08/17||vs TB||L 1-2||0||0||0||0||27:47|
|08/15||vs TB||L 2-3||0||0||0||0||26:11|
|08/13||@ TB||W 3-1||0||0||0||0||28:31|
|08/11||@ TB||L 2-3 (5 OT)||0||1||1||0||65:06|
|08/09||@ TOR||W 3-0||0||1||1||+2||26:29|
|08/07||vs TOR||L 3-4 (OT)||0||0||0||-1||33:11|
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