Werenski's third-period marker was the only positive for his team in a 4-1 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday. Werenski had a five-game point streak going before being shut out in his past two contests, and Saturday marked a season-high of ice time with 25:34. He's getting opportunities and cashing in on them, so make sure he's in your lineup on a regular basis.
Werenski doled out a pair of power-play assists in Thursday's 7-4 road win over the Blues. Werenski is certainly living up to his status as a first-round draft pick. The young skater -- whom the Blue Jackets took eighth overall in 2015 -- has started the new season with two goals and five assists over his first nine games, and he's delivered one goal and three helpers on the man advantage. There should be plenty more where this came from for Werenski, especially because he's averaging a career-high 24:24 of ice time in 2018-19.
Werenski scored Columbus' only goal in a 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks. Werenski has four points (two goals, two assists) in seven games, but they have all come in his last four games. He hopes to get back to or best his rookie high of 47 points this year, and he's off to a solid start. Make sure Werenski is plugged into your lineup.
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.
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