Wennberg (upper body) returned to action Saturday and picked up an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to Washington in Game 5. He missed three games after a hit to the head from Tom Wilson. Wennberg has a point in each of the two playoff games he's played and the Jackets will be looking for him to pick up the pace in Game 6.
Wennberg (upper body) will play in Game 5 against the Capitals on Saturday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports. This is huge for the Blue Jackets, as Wennberg is a skilled offensive contributor who gets rolled out on the man advantage. The 23-year-old from Sweden potted his first-ever playoff goal in Game 1 of this series, and he'll be a no-brainer activation in most fantasy playoff pools.
Coach John Tortorella didn't have any new information regarding Wennberg's (upper body) status, indicating he won't be in action Tuesday against Washington, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com. Wennberg's absence in Game 2 didn't stop the Blue Jackets from securing another overtime victory and taking a 2-0 series lead over the Capitals. Still, the team no doubt will be eager to get the center back into the fold, considering he notched 35 points in 66 outings during the regular season. Sonny Milano will continue to fill out the lineup in Wennberg's stead.
Wennberg (upper body) will not play in Game 2 on Sunday versus the Capitals, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. The absence of Wennberg is not insignificant, as he's a tremendous passer with a power-play role locked in whenever healthy. Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella is calling him day-to-day ahead of Game 4 of this first-round series scheduled for Tuesday.
Wennberg (upper body) is considered doubtful for Sunday's matchup with the Capitals, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports. While the team has officially labeled Wennberg's injury as an upper-body issue, it's hard to imagine he isn't suffering from a concussion after a blow to the head from Washington's Tom Wilson -- a hit which is being reviewed by the league. With the 23-year-old Wennberg sidelined, Sonny Milano would appear to have the inside track on a spot in the lineup, though the team could decide to utilize Alex Broadhurst or Markus Hannikainen instead.
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