Apr. 21 Update: It appears as if Alexander Wennberg may give it a go for Game 5 in Washington:
Strong indications this morning that #CBJ C Alexander Wennberg will return to the lineup today vs. Washington. Club has not made an official announcement yet. Tortorella will chat with media around 1:30 p.m.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) April 21, 2018
Wennberg has been out with an upper-body injury since Game 1.
The rest of our original report appears below.
The Blue Jackets have missed Alexander Wennberg in this series. He scored their first goal in Game 1, but left later in the game after a hit to the head from Tom Wilson.
Wennberg has been deemed "day-to-day" but hasn't played since the injury. There was good news on Friday afternoon, however, as he joined the Blue Jackets for practice at Nationwide Arena.
According to The Athletic's Alison Lukan, Wennberg participated in practice but did not have a dedicated spot on any of the team's lines. That would seem to indicate he's not yet ready to return, but there's still time between now and Saturday's Game 5 (3 p.m. ET at Capital One Arena).
As you can see in the tweet above, Thomas Vanek has been moved to the...fourth line.