Zach Werenski

#8 D / Columbus Blue Jackets / EXP: YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 209 lb Age: 21 College: None

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Joining Team USA

    Zach Werenski was added to the Team USA roster for the 2019 IIHF World Championship, Jeff Svoboda of Jackets' Insider reports.Werenski ended the season on an eight-game goal drought, but should be able to add some offensive firepower to the Team USA blue line. The 21-year-old reached the 40-point threshold for the second time in his young career this season, including 15 power-play points. The Michigan native will be a restricted free agent this offseason and will garner a significant pay raise compared to hsi entry-level deal ($925,000).

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Goldie Howe hat trick against Bolts

    Zach Werenski scored a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- while adding two shots, a blocked shot, a hit, a five-minute fighting major and a plus-1 rating in Friday's 5-1 win over the Lightning in Game 2 of their first-round series.The game got increasingly physical as the Bolts got more frustrated, and just a few minutes after Werenski scored a first-period tally he got into a scrap with Brayden Point -- the first fight of the young defenseman's NHL career. Werenski has notched three points (one goal, two helpers), all with the man advantage, to help the Jackets jump out to a 2-0 lead, with the series now shifting back to Columbus on Sunday.

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Returns after passing protocol

    Zach Werenski underwent concussion protocol Sunday after being elbowed in the head by Jack Eichel during a 4-0 win over the Sabres, Tom Reed of The Athletic reports.Werenski played just shy of 18 minutes despite the head hit, able to return following a brief absence. It's likely the top-pairing blueliner will undergo further testing Monday, but as of now, both team and player seem to have dodged a bullet. Werenski picked up his 33rd assist in Sunday's win.

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Will be active Thursday

    Zach Werenski (undisclosed) is good to go for Thursday's game against the Canadiens, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.Werenski hasn't missed a game all season, likely making him a popular choice among risk-averse fantasy players. Columbus' eighth overall pick has posted 11 goals, 32 assists and 15 power-play points through 76 games.

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Fans seeking clarity on injury

    Zach Werenski sustained an (undisclosed) injury in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Islanders, but there was no official update available after the game, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.Werenski left the game midway through the third period, but not before tallying a power-play assist to put him five points away from a new career high. The supremely talented offensive defenseman is bound to be reexamined ahead of Thursday's game against the Canadiens.

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Registers pair of points

    Zach Werenski scored the opening goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Flames.Werenski is up to 42 points in 73 games this season, 14 of which have come with the man advantage. The top-pairing defenseman also has 151 shots, but he carries a minus-13 rating as well. He has collected two goals and six helpers in 10 games in March.

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Huge night against Boston

    Zach Werenski scored a power-play goal and added three even-strength assists in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Bruins.The four points were a career high for the blueliner, and he's now potted double-digit goals for the third straight season. Werenski hadn't put together a multi-point performance since Jan. 10, but the 22-year-old has the talent to close out the regular season on a tear, especially if the Jackets' deadline additions are finally getting comfortable.

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Lone point not enough against Pens

    Zach Werenski recorded a power-play assist Tuesday in a 5-2 loss to the Penguins.Werenski picked up a game-high 27:03 of ice time, as coach John Tortorella naturally wanted to give his stud players maximum opportunities to keep up with the division rival. Werenski skated to a minus-2 rating in the loss, but he stretched his point streak to three games to salvage his fantasy performance. The third-year defenseman is up to nine goals and 24 assists -- including 12 power-play points -- through 62 games.

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Still goalless in 2019

    Zach Werenski picked up a power-play assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Golden Knights.Since lighting the lamp twice in a win over the Senators on Dec. 31, Werenski has been stuck on nine goals for the season, going 15 games without finding the back of the net. He's still picked up seven assists in that time, so he's maintaining a solid fantasy floor, but given his role on the Jackets' top power-play unit and knack for slipping shots through traffic, it seems only a matter of time before the young blueliner reaches double digits in goals for the third straight campaign.

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Stays hot with two helpers

    Zach Werenski tallied two assists -- one on the power play -- and added two shots during Thursday's 4-3 overtime win against the Predators.Werenski has notched four goals and nine points in his last nine outings to put him near a 50-point pace on the season. Only a minus-10 rating hinders the third-year defender's fantasy value, but the 21-year-old should be a potent producer from the blue line for many years to come.