Columbus Blue Jackets Defenseman Zach Werenski Expected To Play Against Montreal Canadiens

By Kyle Morrison on March 28, 2019 at 11:50 am
Zach Werenski will return to the lineup tonight against the Montreal Canadiens.
USA Today – Aaron Doster

Columbus Blue Jackets fans got some good news this morning, as defenseman Zach Werenski took part in morning skate and looks all set to play in his normal lineup slot tonight against the Montreal Canadiens. 

That said, coach John Tortorella did leave the door open for the 21-year-old blueliner to miss action tonight, saying that Werenski is good to go "as of right now." 

Tonight's game is a huge one for the Blue Jackets, who can pull into a tie for the last wild card slot with a win. Already down a top-four defenseman in Ryan Murray, losing Werenski could have been a significant hurdle for the team to clear tonight. 

Tortorella also confirmed that, assuming Werenski is good to go tonight, they will ice the same lineup that they did on Tuesday against the Islanders. 

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