Seth Jones suffers upper-body injury
CHICAGO - Nashville Predators rookie defenseman Seth Jones left in the first period against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday and was ruled out with what the team described as concussion-like symptoms.
Jones played eight shifts and 5:48 of ice time in the first period. His final shift ended with 1:34 remaining in the first period.
"I haven't seen it on film yet, but it looked like a clean hit from where I was standing," Predators coach Barry Trotz said. "He got funneled into the chute and he popped out of the tunnel and [Andrew] Shaw was there and he took the brunt of it."
Trotz said Jones will be re-evaluated on Monday.
"We're not going to put him at any risk. He's a 19-year-old kid playing in a man's game here." "You're going to take some hits in this league, he's just starting out. He's fine, he's young."
Jones has six goals, 18 assists and a minus-23 rating in 72 games this season. The 19-year-old was selected by the Predators as the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 draft.