Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Zach Werenski is out for the remainder of the season, head coach John Tortorella announced Monday.

Werenski has been diagnosed with a facial fracture after a taking a puck under his right eye in Sunday's overtime loss. The Blue Jackets are down 3-0 in their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The star rookie attempted to use his stick to block a shot by Phil Kessel in the second period of Game 3 and had the puck fly up off his stick and hit him under his right eye. Werenski immediately fell to the ground, but play continued as the Penguins retained possession and eventually scored.