Werenski scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Panthers. The points are his first of the season. Werenski saw a drop in output last season following his outstanding 47-point rookie season. He's a strong bet to get back into that range in 2018-19.
Werenski picked up four assists in Friday's 7-6 preseason win over the Penguins. With Seth Jones (knee) out for 4-6 weeks, Werenski is going to have to carry the offensive load on the Jackets blue line, and the 21-year-old looked like he was more than up to the task in this one. Assuming he can stay healthy, expect a big increase on the 10 power-play points he scored last year, and perhaps his first 50-point campaign.
Werenski (shoulder) will be in the lineup against the Penguins on Friday, Alison Lukan of The Athletic Columbus reports. Werenski could see action both Friday and Saturday against Chicago in order to shake off the rust for the start of the season. The blueliner failed to reach the 40-point mark in his sophomore campaign, but has the skill set necessary to get back to that level this year.
Werenski (shoulder) is hoping to suit up for Friday's preseason tilt against the Penguins, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports. Werenski maintained that his priority is to be ready for the season, but getting in a tuneup match or two should help shake off the rust. The news rules the Michigan native out for Tuesday's clash with Buffalo. Despite falling 10 points shy of his rookie point total, Werenski still managed to set a career high in goals (16) and could certainly challenge for the 20-goal and 40-point marks this season.
Werenski (shoulder) will meet with his doctors Thursday to determine when he can return to the lineup, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports. Werenski also voiced his desire to suit up in a preseason contest in order to get himself ready for the upcoming campaign. Until he gets the all-clear, the blueliner will continue practicing in a limited capacity.
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