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Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Three-helper night Thursday
Werenski dished out three assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Rangers.
Werenski hadn't posted multiple points in a game since Nov. 20 and had just one helper in his last six games, but he broke out of his slump in a big way, providing a point in each period. Despite his recent lack of flashy performances prior to this one, the offensive-minded blueliner's on pace to reach the 50-point mark for the first time with 25 through 39 games.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Healthy, back in lineup
Werenski cleared COVID-19 protocols Saturday and will play versus the Devils, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
The 25-year-old Werenski, who has six goals and 14 assists in 30 games this season, should rejoin Jake Bean on Columbus' top defense pairing.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Officially lands in protocols
Werenski (COVID-19) was officially designated for the league's protocols Tuesday.
With Werenski entering the NHL protocol, he'll for sure miss out against the Lightning on Tuesday, though it could certainly be longer. The blueliner has three points in his previous four contests while averaging 27:19 of ice time. No one player should be expected to pick up Werenski's big minutes but Jake Bean and Adam Boqvist should both see an increase in ice time.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Tests positive for COVID-19
Werenski missed practice Monday after testing positive for COVID-19 and was retesting, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Based on the team's update, it appears Werenski hasn't been officially placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols yet as the team awaits the results of his secondary tests. If the blueliner is unable to play against the Lightning on Tuesday, Jake Bean and Andrew Peeke could b both see significant upticks in ice time while Adam Boqvist would be the favorite to move into Werrenski's spot on the No. 1 power-play unit. For his part, Werenski has tallied 20 points in 30 contests this year and is on pace to easily reach the 40-point threshold for the fourth time in his six-year NHL career.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Snags assist in loss
Werenski managed an assist and eight shots on goal in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Oilers.
Werenski's shot generated a rebound for Justin Danforth to bury at 16:36 of the third period. The assist was Werenski's fourth in eight games in December. The Michigan native has 19 points, 88 shots, 40 blocked shots and a minus-2 rating in 28 contests. He'll continue to be the Blue Jackets' best scoring threat from the blue line.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Reaches 200-point milestone
Werenski supplied a pair of assists, fired six shots on goal, blocked three shots, doled out two hits and added two PIM in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Golden Knights.
Werenski's secondary helper on Gustav Nyquist's tally in the first minute of the game was the former's 200th career point. He didn't stay on the milestone for long, adding an assist on Alexandre Texier's shorthanded tally later in the frame. Werenski is up to four goals, eight assists, 54 shots on net, 21 blocks and a minus-1 rating through 15 contests. He's picked up six points during his four-game point streak.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Two points in shootout win
Werenski scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist and blocked two shots in Thursday's 5-4 shootout win over the Coyotes.
Werenski's points both came on the power play. The 24-year-old defenseman now has two goals and two helpers during his modest three-game point streak. Werenski is up to 10 points (four on the power play), 48 shots, 18 blocks and a minus-2 rating in 14 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Nets game-winner Monday
Werenski scored a goal on three shots, blocked three shots and went plus-2 in Monday's 5-3 win over the Red Wings.
Werenski gave the Blue Jackets their first lead at 18:41 of the third period, and the Red Wings couldn't answer. The 24-year-old blueliner has points in consecutive games after a five-game absence from the scoresheet. He's at eight points, 45 shots, 16 blocks and an even plus-minus rating in 13 contests as the Blue Jackets' top defenseman.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Etches two points Monday
Werenski provided a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-1 win over Dallas.
Werenski picked up both of his points during the third period, finishing off a 3-on-2 rush early in the frame to give Columbus a 3-0 lead, then setting up Alexandre Texier's empty-netter to seal the win. Werenski is off to a nice start to the season with two goals and four assists in six games, adding 14 shots on goal.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Joins training camp
Werenski (abdomen) practiced with the Blue Jackets on Thursday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Werenski skated with the second of three groups Thursday. The 24-year-old signed a six-year contract extension and figures to be the cornerstone of the defense over the course of the contract. He's reached 10 goals four times and 40 points three times in his five-year career so far, so he should be a top target for fantasy managers who need a high-scoring blueliner.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Inks long-term extension
Werenski (abdomen) signed a six-year, $57.5 million extension with the Blue Jackets on Thursday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
The deal, which runs through 2027-28, will keep the star blueliner with the Blue Jackets until he's 31 years old. Werenski's season ended early in 2020-21 as he required surgery on a sports hernia, but he still picked up 20 points in 35 contests. He's topped the 40-point mark in three of his five NHL seasons and should take on a leadership role as the Blue Jackets attempt to retool their roster in the next year or two.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: WIll miss rest of season
Werenski is set to undergo surgery to address an inguinal/sports hernia and will miss the rest of the 2020-21 campaign. The 24-year-old blueliner has also been placed on injured reserve.
If Columbus was still in a good spot to make the playoffs Werenski may have continued to play through his injury, but the Blue Jackets have gone 2-7-1 in their last 10 contests, and they're currently in seventh place in the eight-team Central division with just 14 games remaining in the season. Werenski will finish the campaign having totaled seven goals and 20 points while posting a minus-9 rating in 35 games.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Pockets helper in win
Werenski notched an assist and four shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Lightning.
Werenski had a shot attempt tipped in by Oliver Bjorkstrand at 10:49 of the second period. That gave the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead, and they never looked back. The 24-year-old Werenski finished March with 10 points in 14 contests, helping him to shake off a slow start to the year. He has 15 points, 68 shots, 33 blocked shots and a minus-8 rating in 30 games overall.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Pots OT winner Saturday
Werenski scored the game-winner in overtime and added an assist in Saturday's 4-3 victory over the Stars.
The 24-year-old blueliner has had a tough season so far, struggling to get going offensively between injuries, but Werenski was in the right place at the right time to scoop up the rebound on an Oliver Bjorkstrand shot and beat a scrambling Jake Oettinger with only five seconds left in OT. Werenski has a modest three-game point streak going, and Saturday's good fortune might have been just what he needed to start making up for lost time.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Two helpers against Wings
Werenski picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Red Wings.
Remarkably, it's Werenski's first multi-point performance of the season, as injuries have contributed to his slow start. The blueliner has only one goal and seven points through 17 games, but now that he's healthy he's capable of ramping up his production in a hurry.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Zach Werenski: Ready to rock
Werenski (lower body) will return to the lineup for Thursday's clash with Chicago, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Werenski has missed Columbus' last four contests with a lower-body injury, but he'll return to his usual top-four role Thursday. The 24-year-old American has had a somewhat disappointing start to the season, having picked up just one goal and five points while posting a minus-7 rating through 13 games.... See More ... See Less
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