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March 25, 2019 02:40 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Provides helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg served up an assist and four shots in Sunday's 5-0 win over the Canucks.

Wennberg snapped a 16-game point drought with the helper, a stretch interrupted by a spell in the press box. He's had a down year with 24 points in 70 appearances, the worst total since he recorded 20 points in his rookie season of 2014-15.

February 26, 2019 04:52 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Stuck in press box
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg wasn't traded by Monday's deadline, but he'll be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's clash with the Penguins, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

Wennberg will be a spectator for a third straight game, and Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella sounds rather non-committal about how Wennberg -- who makes $4.9 million annually and is signed through 2022-23 -- fits into the plans following the team's trade acquisitions of Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel. "I'm not gonna say what happens to Wenny," Tortorella said. "He could be a big part of this before it's all said and done. I'm not sure how it all works out." Wennberg's confidence appears to be squashed this season; he only has two goals and 23 points, while posting fewer shots (55) than games played (59).

February 23, 2019 04:36 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Held out again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg will sit out for a second straight game Saturday against the Sharks. This is based on Jeff Svoboda of Jackets Insider's report that there will be no other lineup changes for Columbus from the previous game, aside from goalie Sergei Bobrovksy getting the home start.

Wennberg remains a healthy scratch, but the reason for this is a bit of a mystery. It's possible that a trade is brewing, but we can also see John Tortorella wanting to send the Swede a message with the forward having been held without a point for six straight games. Either way, fantasy owners shouldn't have Wennberg in Saturday's DFS lineup.

February 22, 2019 06:37 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Healthy scratch Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg will be a healthy scratch for Friday's game against the Senators, Tom Reed of The Athletic reports.

The Blue Jackets have yet to release any details regarding the circumstances surrounding Wennberg's exclusion from the lineup, but it's quite possible they may be in discussions with another club to move him ahead of Monday's trade deadline. The 24-year-old pivot hasn't been great this season, notching 23 points in 59 games, and Columbus can certainly afford to part ways with him after acquiring Matt Duchene from the Senators on Friday.

February 7, 2019 03:20 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Multi-point effort in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg scored a power-play goal and an even-strength assist in Tuesday's win over Colorado.

Tuesday's game should alleviate some pressure off the 24-year-old, who has just four points in 13 games since the new year. It was Wennberg's third multi-point effort of the campaign, and he pushed his point total up to 22 in 52 games.

February 1, 2019 12:20 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Busts out of slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg earned an assist over 19:38 of ice time in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Jets.

Wennberg's assist snapped an eight-game pointless streak. The Swede's season had already seen its fair share of struggles, but Wennberg hadn't scored a point since Jan. 8 and has only scored one goal over 50 contests this season. The center also saw 4:09 of power-play ice time, the fourth-most he's seen in a game this year.

January 19, 2019 10:36 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Struggles continue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg failed to record a point for the sixth straight game in Friday's loss to the Canadiens.

The 24-year-old center just can't get anything going this season. Wennberg has only five points -- all helpers -- in 22 games since the beginning of December despite averaging 2:04 with the man advantage during that stretch. Even that source of potential offense has started to dry up, as he's seen more than two minutes of power-play time only once in his last 11 contests. The promise he showed in 2016-17, when he scored a career-high 13 goals and 59 points, seems to be slipping away, but the club won't give up too quickly on the 2013 first-round pick.

December 24, 2018 11:56 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Only one goal on season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg has only one goal on 35 shots through 36 games this season, though he does have 16 assists.

Wennberg has always been a playmaker first, even in his breakout campaign where he scored 13 goals and added 46 assists. However, his goal scoring is down even by his own standards. The Swede has a 2.9 shooting percentage which seems likely to improve, but the emergence of Pierre-Luc Dubois has led to Wennberg taking on a smaller role. We may have already seen his peak as a player.

November 2, 2018 11:37 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Sets up one of four goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg fashioned an assist during Thursday's 4-1 win over San Jose.

Wennberg was a secondary distributor on Anthony Duclair's first-period tally that opened the scoring for the Blue Jackets. Wennberg hasn't been great through 12 games this year, as he's averaging a half-point per game and still in the hunt for that elusive first goal.

October 9, 2018 11:44 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Two primary helpers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg notched two assists in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Colorado.

Wennberg is quite adept at piling up assists, having tallied 154 helpers in 285 career games. Comparatively, he's only scored 33 goals over the same time period. One thing to keep an eye on moving forward is ice-time, with Wennberg averaging nearly four fewer minutes of action per game this season compared to last year.

September 19, 2018 12:24 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Tallies pair of points versus Blackhawks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg scored a goal and an assist in a 4-1 preseason victory against the Blackhawks on Tuesday.

Cam Atkinson helped set up the Wennberg goal, and then Wennberg returned the favor, picking up an assist on an Atkinson marker in the third period. With both players looking to stay healthy and bounce back in 2018-19, it was great to see chemistry between the two this early. Wennberg scored eight goals and 35 points in 66 games last season. He had 13 goals and 59 points in 80 during the 2016-17 season.

April 22, 2018 11:28 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Back on scoresheet in return from injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg (upper body) returned to action Saturday and picked up an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to Washington in Game 5.

He missed three games after a hit to the head from Tom Wilson. Wennberg has a point in each of the two playoff games he's played and the Jackets will be looking for him to pick up the pace in Game 6.

April 21, 2018 07:41 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Ready to rock in Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg (upper body) will play in Game 5 against the Capitals on Saturday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

This is huge for the Blue Jackets, as Wennberg is a skilled offensive contributor who gets rolled out on the man advantage. The 23-year-old from Sweden potted his first-ever playoff goal in Game 1 of this series, and he'll be a no-brainer activation in most fantasy playoff pools.

April 19, 2018 12:41 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Remains out with upper-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg (upper body) will not play Game 4 against the Capitals on Thursday, as Tom Reed of The Athletic Cleveland reports there will be no lineup changes for the Blue Jackets following Tuesday's loss.

Wennberg's only played in Game 1, when he sustained his upper-body injury and left after 10:51 of ice time. Artemi Panarin -- who won the 2016 Calder Trophy as a member of the Blackhawks -- currently leads Columbus with seven points in the conference quarterfinals, and his lofty rate of production has softened the blow of the team losing Wennberg, who's proven to be a quality playmaker in his own right based on an average of 0.43 assists per game through 283 regular-season contests.

April 17, 2018 11:04 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Status quo
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach John Tortorella didn't have any new information regarding Wennberg's (upper body) status, indicating he won't be in action Tuesday against Washington, per Tom Gulitti of

Wennberg's absence in Game 2 didn't stop the Blue Jackets from securing another overtime victory and taking a 2-0 series lead over the Capitals. Still, the team no doubt will be eager to get the center back into the fold, considering he notched 35 points in 66 outings during the regular season. Sonny Milano will continue to fill out the lineup in Wennberg's stead.

April 14, 2018 09:20 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Will not play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg (upper body) will not play in Game 2 on Sunday versus the Capitals, Tom Gulitti of reports.

The absence of Wennberg is not insignificant, as he's a tremendous passer with a power-play role locked in whenever healthy. Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella is calling him day-to-day ahead of Game 3 of this first-round series scheduled for Tuesday.

April 13, 2018 12:16 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Doubtful against Capitals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg (upper body) is considered doubtful for Sunday's matchup with the Capitals, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.

While the team has officially labeled Wennberg's injury as an upper-body issue, it's hard to imagine he isn't suffering from a concussion after a blow to the head from Washington's Tom Wilson -- a hit which is being reviewed by the league. With the 23-year-old Wennberg sidelined, Sonny Milano would appear to have the inside track on a spot in the lineup, though the team could decide to utilize Alex Broadhurst or Markus Hannikainen instead.

April 13, 2018 01:41 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Injured in Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg (upper body) was injured in Game 1 against Washington on Thursday and will not return.

Wennberg was cross-checked and took a spill into the boards, and he did not return to the contest. The 23-year-old forward had eight goals and 35 points during the regular season, and any extended absence would certainly hurt Columbus. More updates on the extent of his injury should be available after the game.

April 7, 2018 01:04 PM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Resting up Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg will sit out Saturday night against host Nashville for rest purposes, Rob Mixer of reports.

The Blue Jackets will sit out a number of regulars in advance of the postseason. Wennberg missed time with back and upper-body injuries this season, so naturally, his point total shrunk from 59 to 35 compared to the 2016-17 campaign, but the Swede was awesome defensively as evidenced by his plus-22 rating.

March 28, 2018 08:20 AM
Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg: Sets franchise plus-minus record Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wennberg picked up two assists and was a plus-6 in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Oilers.

That's a single-game record for any Blue Jackets player, pushing his rating on the season to a career-best plus-25. Along with the rest of the team, Wennberg's been hot down the stretch, scoring two goals and 11 points in the last 11 games, and with Nick Foligno (lower body) out for the rest of the regular season, Wennberg should remain in a top-six role and get plenty more scoring opportunities to close out the campaign.

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