Alexander Wennberg, Who Missed Most of the Series, Returns to Practice for the Blue Jackets

By 1OB Staff on April 20, 2018 at 12:25 pm
Blue Jackets center Alexander Wennberg
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Apr. 21 Update: It appears as if Alexander Wennberg may give it a go for Game 5 in Washington:

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. 

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