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    Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Diagnosed with concussion

    Wennberg suffered a concussion in Friday's game against the Rangers, Rob Mixer of the Blue Jackets reports.The Blue Jackets declined to release a timetable for Wennberg's return, but he will need to be cleared of any concussion symptoms before he is able to take the ice again. William Karlsson figures to see a bump in ice time in Wennberg's absence.

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    Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Leaves game with upper-body injury

    Wennberg left Friday's game against the Rangers with an upper-body injury and will not return to the contest.Wennberg was ruled out of the game shortly after exiting with the injury, so the ailment he's dealing with appears to be relatively serious. The team should provide an update on Wennberg's status after they get a chance to further evaluate the 21-year-old forward.

  • Jackets' Wennberg Expected To Pivot Third Line

    News: Alexander Wennberg is expected to serve as the Blue Jackets' third-line center to open the upcoming season, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: With Artem Anisimov and Marko Dano out of the picture following the acquisition of winger Brandon Saad, the Blue Jackets aren't quite as deep up the middle any longer, which should open the door for Alexander Wennberg to take on a larger role. As a rookie last season, Wennberg saw 68 games of action with the big club, mostly as a byproduct of injuries thinning the roster. The 20-year-old proved ill-prepared for the NHL assignment and finished with four goals, 16 assists, and a minus-19 rating, but he made significant strides over the final few weeks, showing the ability to be a functional two-way player. With Scott Hartnell expected to skate next to him for much of 2015-16, Wennberg should see his assist total jump fairly significantly.
  • Jackets' Wennberg Productive Since Return

    News: Alexander Wennberg was credited with an assist in Monday's overtime loss to the Rangers.
    Analysis: In his four games back from a hand infection, Alexander Wennberg has three assists, seven shots on goal, and a plus-2 rating. He's still a few years away from hitting his peak fantasy value, but he's closing what has been a mostly quiet rookie season on a high note. Wennberg has three goals and 19 points on the campaign for the Jackets.
  • Blue Jackets' Wennberg Set To Return

    News: Alexander Wennberg (infected hand) is on track to play Tuesday against New Jersey.
    Analysis: Alexander Wennberg, who has been medically cleared to play, worked on a line with Scott Hartnell and Marko Dano at Tuesday's morning skate, indicating that he's in line to suit up for the team's evening tilt. Prior to being sidelined, Wennberg had notched five points over his past four games.
  • Blue Jackets' Wennberg Nears Return

    News: Alexander Wennberg (hand) practiced fully Monday.
    Analysis: Wenneberg, who has missed the last four games with an infection of his hand, skated with Scott Hartnell and Marko Dano at Monday's practice, and thus appears to have a shot to suit up as soon as Tuesday's game against New Jersey.
  • Blue Jackets' Wennberg Still Out

    News: Alexander Wennberg (hand) will not travel with the Blue Jackets for their two-game road trip over the weekend.
    Analysis: Alexander Wennberg has since returned to Columbus after he was briefly required to remain in Vancouver upon sustaining a hand infection in a game last week against the Canucks, but it's not clear when his return to the lineup might come. He'll miss his third and fourth consecutive games due to the infection.
  • Jackets' Wennberg (Hand) Out Tuesday

    News: Alexander Wennberg (hand) isn't expected to play on Tuesday, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: Look for Alexander Wennberg to return to action on Friday in Chicago instead.
  • Jackets' Wennberg (Hand) Returning To Columbus

    News: Alexander Wennberg (hand) has been cleared to leave Vancouver and is returning to Columbus, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: Alexander Wennberg has been suffering from a hand infection, and was stuck in Vancouver because of it. The issue appears to have subsided enough for him to rejoin the team in Columbus. His next chance to return will come Tuesday against the Ducks, but his status for the contest appears questionable at best.
  • Jackets' Wennberg Dealing With Hand Infection

    News: Alexander Wennberg was diagnosed with a hand infection Friday and will be unavailable for at least a couple of days, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: The infection stemmed from a cut Alexander Wennberg sustained on his hand recently that required stitches. After he showed serious swelling on the hand Friday morning, doctors determined that the forward couldn't risk playing Saturday against the Flames and possibly spreading the infection to others. As a result, he'll stay in Vancouver, where the Blue Jackets played on Thursday, as he waits to receive clearance from doctors to rejoin the team. Boone Jenner (back) and Jeremy Morin (accelerated heart rate) were activated from injured reserve Friday and will help fill the void left by Wennberg's absence.