Wennberg picked up an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime victory over the Blackhawks.
The helper was Wennberg's first point with the Panthers following six seasons with the Blue Jackets. The 26-year-old has the potential to be an under-the-radar fantasy option as he centers Jonathan Huberdeau and Patric Hornqvist on the Panthers' second line. He's only scored more than eight goals once in his career but has shown a knack for finding his teammates -- collecting 46 assists in 80 games with Columbus in the 2016-17 season.
Wennberg was signed to a one-year, $2.25 million contract by the Panthers on Friday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
Fresh off a buyout by Columbus of the remaining three years of his six-year, $29.4 million contract, the 26-year-old has officially found a new landing spot. Wennberg has steadily declined (as far as the scoresheet goes) since his 59-point effort in 2016-17, posting totals of 35, 25 and 22 in the following three campaigns. He should get a look in the Panthers' top six and receive every opportunity to return to the point-every-other-game (or better) threshold in his new digs.
Wennberg has been placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out the remaining three years of his six-year, $29.4 million contract.
Wennberg signed his long-term extension after a strong 2016-17 campaign in which he racked up 13 goals and 59 points in 80 games, but he hasn't lived up to that contract, having totaled just 15 goals and 82 points in 198 contests over the past three campaigns. He likely won't be on the market for long, as he's still a capable middle-six forward, but it remains to be seen if he'll regain fantasy relevance with a new team in 2020-21.
Wennberg scored a goal in Columbus' 3-1 win over Tampa Bay in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Thursday.
Wennberg's goal was truly highlights worthy. He blew down the right side and put it between his legs to power wide past Kevin Shattenkirk. Wennberg then cut hard to crash the net and scored before crashing into Andrei Vasilevskiy. The goal made the score 3-1.
Wennberg scored an empty-net goal on three shots and went plus-2 in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Wennberg's insurance tally guaranteed the Blue Jackets began the best-of-five series with a 1-0 lead. The Swedish center is more known for his playmaking -- during the regular season, he had just five goals to go with 17 assists in 57 contests.
Wennberg pocketed an assist and fired two shots on goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Canucks.
Wennberg has picked up helpers in consecutive games. The 25-year-old forward is up to 22 points and 72 shots through 57 contests this season. Wennberg is seeing top-line usage alongside Pierre-Luc Dubois and Emil Bemstrom currently -- he's in line to see more production in that role.
Wennberg posted an assist, three shots on goal and two hits in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers.
Wennberg produced the secondary helper on Gustav Nyquist's goal in the final minute of regulation. The assist snapped a seven-game point drought for Wennberg. The 25-year-old center has posted 21 points, 70 shots and a minus-5 rating in 56 contests. Wennberg reached 200 career points Saturday, a milestone he achieved in 414 appearances.
Wennberg (upper body) was removed from injured reserve Friday.
Wennberg is set to return to action for the first time since Feb. 2 versus Montreal, a stretch of 12 games on IR. In 52 games this year, the center has notched five goals and 15 helpers. With 17 contests remaining, the Swede may still have enough time to get over the 30-point mark for the first time since 2018-19.
Wennberg (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Monday and is expected to miss three-to-four weeks.
Wennberg was injured in Sunday's win over Montreal and will now miss at least three weeks of action. The 25-year-old forward has tallied five goals and 20 points in 52 games this season. Riley Nash could see an uptick in playing time while Wennberg is out.
Wennberg suffered an upper-body injury Sunday against the Canadiens and will not return.
Wennberg's departure will leave the Blue Jackets rotating 11 forwards for the remainder of Sunday's matinee. Expect another update on his status prior to Tuesday's game against Florida.
Wennberg had a goal and an assist and was a plus-3 in Saturday's 5-0 win over New Jersey.
Wennberg achieved his third multi-point effort this season, and he's now racked up five points in as many games. The 25-year-old could see continued success on the scoresheet, especially considering he's averaged 2:17 of ice time on the power play this season. Wennberg is now up to five goals and 20 points through 48 games this campaign.
Wennberg scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over the Bruins.
His quick shot from the slot found its way through the five-hole on Jaroslav Halak midway through the first period, and Elvis Merzlikins made sure it held up as the winner. Wennberg has found the back of the net in back-to-back games, but the 25-year-old remains a lackluster fantasy performer with only four goals and 17 points through 46 games this season.
Wennberg scored a goal in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Golden Knights.
Wennberg went 35 games without a goal, his last tally coming in a win over the Maple Leafs on Oct. 21. He had 10 assists in that span. Wennberg has always been more of a set-up guy -- he's never scored more than 13 goals or produced fewer than 16 helpers in a single season. For 2019-20, the Swede now has 16 points, 56 shots on goal and a minus-4 rating.
Wennberg posted an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over the Kings.
The Swede has five assists in his last seven games. Wennberg is up to 15 points and 55 shots on goal through 42 games this season. Monday was the 25-year-old's 400th career game, and he's compiled 194 points (37 goals, 157 helpers) so far, or roughly 40 points every 82 outings.
Wennberg registered a pair of assists in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Florida.
Wennberg set up Zach Werenski's goal that opened the scoring early in the first period and drew the secondary helper on Boone Jenner's power-play tally in the second. It was Wennberg's first multi-point game since mid-October. Still, he failed to generate a shot on goal Tuesday and has just two goals and 13 points in 39 games this season.
Wennberg notched a power-play helper in Friday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.
Wennberg set up Nick Foligno's second tally of the contest at 15:09 of the second period. He's been a bit thin on offense this year, with nine points through 25 games. However, the Swedish center has posted three assists in his last six games. Nonetheless, he's safe to leave off fantasy rosters -- Wennberg has 37 shots on goal, seven hits and 13 blocked shots on the year, which isn't enough non-scoring production to make up for the lack of offense.
Wennberg recorded five shots but failed to find the scoresheet in a 3-0 loss to Calgary on Saturday.
Wennberg's night, while it failed to produce any points, did not lack for opportunities. Playing 3:49 on the power play, the Swedish forward certainly had his fair share of chances Saturday, but he wasn't able to bury any of them and remains stuck on six points for the year.
Wennberg scored his first goal of the season in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Stars.
It was a strong individual effort from the 25-year-old -- after David Savard's point shot was blocked, Wennberg collected the loose puck near the blue line, weaved his way through seemingly the entire Dallas team, and fired it past Ben Bishop. It was Wennberg's only shot of the game, and he has yet to put more than two shots on net in a game this year, but he does have four points and a plus-4 rating in his last four games.
Wennberg notched two assists while adding two shots, a hit and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.
The 25-year-old center continues to see big minutes for the Jackets, and coach John Tortorella's faith in Wennberg was rewarded in this one. He now has three points, all helpers, through five games to begin the season.
Wennberg recorded a power-play assist in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Sabres.
It was the center's first point of the season. Coach John Tortorella is doing his best to help Wennberg rebound from his awful 2018-19, and the 25-year-old is seeing consistent time on the Jackets' top power-play unit while averaging what would be a career-high 18:33 TOI, but so far he isn't really asserting himself more in the offensive zone -- after managing only 64 shots in 75 games last season, he's got two through the first three games this year.
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