“Fortunately, the doctors told him this is the type of injury that you recover back to 100 percent,” NHL senior vice president and director of officiating Stephen Walkom said Monday.
The period concluded with one linesman. Referee Garrett Rank, the backup official, replaced Barton for the third period.
The Blue Jackets defeated the Capitals 5-4 in overtime to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 series. Game 3 is at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN360, TVAS, FS-O, NBCSWA).