Zach Werenski

#8 D / Columbus Blue Jackets / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 209 lb Age: 21 College: Michigan

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Cleared for contact

    Zach Werenski (shoulder) has been given the green light to take contact after receiving a positive report from doctors Thursday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.It's apparent from this report that Werenski is making strides in his recovery. The Columbus Blue Jackets' eighth overall draft pick (2015) experienced a 10-point drop in his point total compared to his Calder Trophy-contending rookie campaign in 2016-18, plus his power-play total dropped from 21 to 10 points, but Werenski should continue seeing a heavy amount of playing time after averaging 22:35 in 2017-18. His deft passing skills and the ability to graciously weave through traffic are just a few of the traits that make Werenski special.

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Seeing doctor Thursday

    Zach Werenski (shoulder) will meet with his doctors Thursday to determine when he can return to the lineup, Brian Hedger of 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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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Will be limited in camp

    Zach Werenski (shoulder) won't participate in contact drills at the start of training camp, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.Initial reports indicated that Werenski would skip the early preseason contests, while this latest news suggests the blueliner may not suit up at all before the start of the 2018-19 campaign. At this point, there are no indications the Michigan native won't be ready for Opening Night against Detroit, although fantasy owners may want to closely monitor the situation.

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Won't appear in early preseason contests

    Zach Werenski (shoulder) won't play in the Columbus Blue Jackets' early preseason games, Tom Reed of The Athletic reports.Werenski, who's still working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery, was already considered iffy for Columbus' Oct. 4 season opener against Detroit, so this news doesn't come as much of a surprise. However, it's encouraging to hear from coach John Tortorella that the blueliner's only been ruled out of the Blue Jackets' early preseason matches at this point, because if he's able to appear in a few exhibition contests before the preseason comes to a close, his chances of suiting up against the Red Wings will improve dramatically. More updates on Werenski's status should be made available as his recovery continues to progress in the coming weeks.

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Iffy for Opening Night

    Zach Werenski (shoulder) is not a lock to play in the Oct. 4 season opener against the Red Wings, The Columbus Dispatch reports.With training camp less than two weeks away for the Columbus Blue Jackets, plenty of attention is on Werenski's status following shoulder surgery, as performed May 3. One of the league's brightest young stars, the left-shooting rearguard accumulated 16 goals and 21 assists over 77 games in 2017-18. The Metropolitan Division club has the luxury of paying him only $925,000 this season for the final year of his entry-level contract.

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Targeting Opening Night return

    Zach Werenski (shoulder) is hoping to be ready for the Columbus Blue Jackets' Opening Night clash with Detroit on Oct. 4, reports.Werenski seems motivated to get healthy, telling, "My goal, ultimately, is to be there for Game 1." However, he did also leave open the possibility he might not reach his goal, "If it's later, like five or game 10, whenever that is, I'm going to work to miss as few games as possible." Even if the defender is sidelined for a bit, he remains a top-end defensive option and should challenge for the 40-point threshold.

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Undergoes shoulder surgery, out 5-6 months

    Zach Werenski underwent shoulder surgery Thursday morning and is expected to miss 5-to-6 months, Columbus Blue Jackets beat writer Brian Hedger reports.According to this latest report, Werenski has been hampered by this shoulder issue since an Oct. 30 contest against the Bruins. His projected recovery timeline suggests that he's likely to miss all of training camp, but him being ready for the start of the regular season seems possible if there are no setbacks over the summer. Werenski is an outstanding offensive blueliner who notched 16 goals, 21 assists (10 power-play points) and 92 blocked shots over 77 games as a second-year skater this season, though the Capitals held him in check offensively during the conference quarterfinals as he played through the injury.

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Tallies three points

    Zach Werenski scored a power-play goal on five shots and had two assists in a 5-4 overtime win versus the Capitals in Sunday's Game 2.Werenski was overshadowed by Seth Jones' breakout season, but he has plenty of offensive talent in his own right. The 21-year-old had 16 goals on 207 shots in 77 games, and this was a real showcase for his skills.

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Getting rest Saturday

    Zach Werenski (rest) will not play Saturday night, with the Columbus Blue Jackets on the road taking on the Predators, Rob Mixer of reports.Werenski took a step back offensively, as he experienced a 10-point drop compared to his rookie output in 2016-17. Don't get us wrong -- 37 points (16 goals, 21 assists) was definitely serviceable for fantasy owners, but Werenski only had three goals and seven assists on the man advantage after exploding for 21 points in that spot last season.

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    Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Two-point performance Thursday

    Zach Werenski scored a power-play goal and an even-strength assist while adding four shots and a hit in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over the Avalanche.The 21-year-old has caught fire at the right time for the Jackets, and Werenski now has three goals and six points in his last five games. His ice time has actually been dwindling a bit lately -- he's played fewer than 20 minutes in three straight contests -- but the team's increased depth on the blue line following the addition of Ian Cole and the return of Ryan Murray from injury have allowed coach John Tortorella to go easy on his young stud defenseman with an eye on keeping him fresh for the postseason, or at least a playoff push.

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