Wennberg tallied a goal and three assists in Monday's 5-2 win over the Canadiens. The goal, and one of the helpers, came on the power play, while Wennberg also chipped in two shots and a plus-1 rating. The 23-year-old has now put together a modest four-game point streak, and while he's slipped down to the third line at even strength, the Jackets' depth on the wing -- and Wennberg's regular role with the man advantage -- have helped boost his fantasy value. He has only seven goals and 31 points in 55 games on the season, but he could prove to be a key contributor down the stretch.
Wennberg (lower body) will return for Sunday's game against San Jose, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports. Wennberg was a game-time decision, but his recovery has gone favorably, and he'll only miss one game with his injury. With the return of the 23-year-old, Lukas Sedlak will likely exit the lineup, and the time off could help jump-start Wennberg's game -- he hasn't scored, and has only notched one assist in his last five contests.
Wennberg will miss Friday night's road game against the Ducks as the result of an upper-body injury, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports. The Swede reportedly is still feeling the effects of a hit that he took near the end of Thursday's contest against the Kings. His next chance to suit up will be Sunday's clash against San Jose in the Shark Tank.
Wennberg collected two assists while adding one shot, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Maple Leafs. The center had managed only one goal and four points in 12 games since returning from a back injury in January, and it's fair to wonder whether he rejoined the lineup a bit too soon. Wennberg looked 100 percent Wednesday, however, and the Jackets will need him to pick up his scoring pace if the team is going to get back in the playoff picture.
Wennberg has three points in his last two games, which are his first points since returning from an eight-game injury absence. It's been a rough year for Wennberg after he broke out with 59 points last season. Injuries have limited the Swede to only five goals and 14 points in 35 games. More notably, after having 23 power-play points last season, the 23-year-old only has three this year.
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