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Alexander Wennberg | Center | #10

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/22/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 196
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (14) / CLM
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Alexander Wennberg (upper body) will return to the lineup on Tuesday night.
Wennberg hasn't played since Nov. 11 because of an upper-body injury. He didn't have a point in six straight games before he was hurt. Wennberg has been disappointing this year with one goal and eight assists in 18 games. Nov 28 - 5:07 PM

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Alexander Wennberg (upper body) won't play in Monday's game against the Montreal Canadiens.

Wennberg has been out since Nov. 11 because of the injury, but it sounds like he's closing in on a return. He remains day-to-day for now, but he could suit up in Tuesday's game against Carolina.
Nov 27 - 7:07 PM

Alexander Wennberg (upper body) practiced with the Blue Jackets Sunday and will be a game-time decision on Monday when Columbus is in Montreal.

Wennberg has been out of action since November 11 but made the road trip with the team to Montreal. "It’s good to be out on the ice with your boys and good to be out handling pucks and all that stuff, instead of being out with an injury," Wennberg said. "It feels better." Wennberg was pointless in his last six games before leaving the lineup and has nine points in 18 games thus far this season. He had 59 points last season so he is more than capable of being a fantasy asset.
Nov 27 - 7:20 AM

Alexander Wennberg (upper body) skated on Sunday.

Wennberg participated fully in the session and he will travel with the team to Montreal for Monday's contest versus the Canadiens. He hasn't played since Nov. 11 because of an upper-body injury, but a return to the fold could be near.
Nov 26 - 1:07 PM

Alexander Wennberg missed his second straight game with a full body injury.

Well, we have never heard of this injury before and it sounds painful. We wonder if even his fingernails hurt. Wennberg had only one goal and nine points in 18 games before the injury and had gone six straight games without a point. Consider him day-to-day with the unheard of injury.
Nov 19 - 7:34 AM

Alexander Wennberg won't play Tuesday because of an upper-body injury.

Wennberg didn't practice Monday due to the ailment and he didn't make the trip to Montreal. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Nov 14 - 2:35 PM

Alexander Wennberg scored the overtime winner as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Saturday night.

The overtime winner was rather fluky, with Artemi Panarin's shot bouncing off Dubnyk before being deflected off of Wennberg's belly and into the net. He also added an assist in the win, bringing his season totals to a goal and four assists in five games. It is not irrational to expect the Swede to top 65 points this season.
Oct 14 - 11:14 PM

Alexander Wennberg earned two helpers in Friday's 5-0 win over the Islanders to begin the 2017-18 season.

Wennberg assisted on goals by defensemen Ryan Murray and Zach Werenski in the match. He also had three shots and a plus-2 rating. This should be a big year for the playmaking center, especially if he can up his efforts in the goal department. Wenneberg had 59 points in 80 games last year and he should comfortably surpass the 60-point plateau in 2017-18.
Oct 6 - 10:07 PM

Alexander Wennberg played in his first preseason game on Sunday and was on the first line with Artemi Panarin and Cam Atkinson.

The trio could stick together for most of the season, making them very valuable in fantasy. "It’s the first game, high expectations, but I feel like if we can play a little bit more together it’s just going to get better," Wennberg said. "Everyone’s been talking it up that we’d be playing together. Obviously, it wasn’t the best game, but it’s a lot of fun playing with these skilled players." Look for a bigger year from Wennberg who had 13 goals and 59 points in 80 games last season.
Sep 25 - 6:58 AM

Alexander Wennberg will suit up for his first pre-season contest tonight when the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Chicago Blackhawks.

Wennberg missed the first five days of training camp and spent the last couple of days catching up with the rest of his teammates. He broke out last season with 13 goals and 59 points in 80 games and it will be interesting to see if he could keep up that sort of production. He acknowledged that tonight's game probably wouldn't be his best because of the missed time at the beginning of camp.
Sep 23 - 12:12 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed Alexander Wennberg to a six-year deal worth $29.4 million.

That works out to a cap hit of $4.9 million. Wennberg scored a career-high 13 goals and 59 points in 80 games with the Jackets last season. "We are excited to have signed Alexander to a long-term contract through the 2022-23 season," said GM Jarmo Kekalainen. "He has shown steady improvement throughout his young NHL career and is coming off a very good 2016-17 campaign. At just 22-years-old, he has tremendous opportunity to become an integral player for our organization for years to come." Wennberg should only continue to get better. He's an intriguing under-the-radar option in standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 1 - 7:16 PM

Alexander Wennberg isn't worried about his contract situation.

"Eventually it's going to work out," Wennberg said. "Even though I have to wait a little longer than expected, that's a part of it. But you can't really let that get to your head. Right now, I'm focusing on training and focusing on [this] season and it's going to work out. Time will tell. I'm not too stressed out about it either." The 22-year-old center has been working on getting stronger during the summer. Wennberg is a restricted free agent after completing a three-year deal worth $4.2 million. He produced career-highs in 2016-17 with 13 goals, 46 assists and 59 points in 80 games. Wennberg intends to shoot more and is projected to play with Artemi Panarin this campaign, which should push him over the 60-point mark.
Aug 10 - 4:51 PM

Alexander Wennberg has begun contract talks with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Wennberg is slated to become a restricted free agent on July 1 and while there is no panic at this time, a contract has to eventually be ironed out. Wennberg has a new agent, Pat Brisson, a make the deal for him. Wennberg had 59 points in 80 games this season but was really hot early on with 44 points in 50 games before cooling off with only 15 in his last 30. Look for a 60-65 point season from the 22-year-old if he is not a holdout.
Apr 23 - 8:52 AM

Alexander Wennberg registered his first career NHL playoff point on Friday night.

He had an assist on goal by Brandon Saad in Game 2's 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh. Wennberg broke out offensively in his third season with 46 helpers and 59 points in 80 games.
Apr 15 - 10:18 AM

Alex Wennberg will be rested on Sunday against Toronto.

His banner regular season then closes with 46 helpers and 59 points in 80 games, this after picking up 40 points in 2015-16.
Apr 9 - 4:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Alexander Wennberg
2Nick Foligno
3Brandon Dubinsky
4Lukas Sedlak
5Jordan Schroeder
6Sam Vigneault
LW1Artemi Panarin
2Boone Jenner
3Pierre-Luc Dubois
4Matt Calvert
5Markus Hannikainen
6Tyler Motte
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Oliver Bjorkstrand
3Josh Anderson
D1Zach Werenski
2Seth Jones
3Jack Johnson
4David Savard
5Ryan Murray
6Scott Harrington
7Gabriel Carlsson
8Markus Nutivaara
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Joonas Korpisalo