Curtis McElhinney injury: Blue Jackets goalie leaves with lower body injury

Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sport

The Columbus Blue Jackets lost another goalie on Thursday night and are now down to their third stringer, Mike McKenna.

If this keeps up the Columbus Blue Jackets are going to have to start pulling people out of the stands to play in net.

Already without their starter, Sergei Bobrovsky, the Blue Jackets lost Curtis McElhinney in the first period on Thursday night to the dreaded "lower body injury." He appeared to be injured when Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson landed on him late in the period.

He was replaced by Mike McKenna.

McKenna last appeared in an NHL game during the 2010-11 season when he played two games for the New Jersey Devils and allowed six goals on 56 shots. Before that he spent the 2008-09 season with the Tampa Bay Lightning. In 17 career games he has an .887 save percentage.

Before leaving the game McElhinney stopped 15 of the 16 shots he faced and had been filling in admirably for the injured Bobrovsky. Entering play on Thursday he had a .926 save percentage and one shutout in 11 games for the Blue Jackets.

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