Breaking: First round pick has injured his back, will be out over a month.

Young NHLer suffers a huge injury.

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It's starting to sound a lot like Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella has found himself on Santa's naughty list this year. 

After it was announced earlier today that the Blue Jackets had lost one of their top forwards for over one month, we now have a second major injury to report on the Blue Jackets roster.

Blue Jackets insider Brian Hedger is now reporting that 23-year-old Alexander Wennberg will miss four to six weeks due to a back injury that he suffered this past Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

This comes as a huge shock as initially it sounded a lot like Wennberg was being viewed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. It's unclear if he aggravated the injury or if medical exams simply picked up something that resulted in a need to shut him down for an extended period of time.

Wennberg, a Blue Jackets first round pick in 2013, has appeared in 30 games for Colombus this season and has made significant offensive contributions over that stretch. He has 4 goals and 12 assists for a total of 16 points and a plus minus rating of +7 on the season so far.