Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson was a late scratch against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday after taking a puck to the face during the warmup.

Atkinson could be seen being attended to by training staff and skated off while holding a towel to his face. 

Atkinson has a team-leading 28 goals to go along with 22 assists in 48 games this season.

Veteran forward Mark Letestu had to put on his gear quickly as he was not taking part in the warmup and was inserted into the lineup while making his season debut. Letestu was called up from the Cleveland Monsters on Tuesday and has had two previous stints with Columbus.