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Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski out for playoffs with face fracture

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Penguins win in OT to take 3-0 series lead (2:47)

Jake Guentzel posts a hat trick, including the overtime winner, to help the Penguins to a 3-0 series lead with a 5-4 win over the Blue Jackets. (2:47)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Columbus defenseman Zach Werenski will miss the rest of the postseason because of a broken cheekbone.

The Blue Jackets announced the decision Monday, one day after the 19-year-old rookie took a puck to the face on a shot by Pittsburgh's Phil Kessel that opened a gash on Werenski's right cheek in the second period.

He played a couple shifts in the third period with a full facemask, but his eye swelled shut and he had to sit out the rest of the game. He tweeted a photo of his face after the game that showed his eye nearly swollen shut.

Pittsburgh won 5-4 in overtime for a 3-0 lead in their first-round series. Game 4 was Tuesday night when the Blue Jackets beat Pittsburgh 5-4 to stay alive. Defenseman Kyle Quincey made his playoff debut for Columbus as a replacement for Werenski.