The Blue Jackets have re-signed Zach Werenski to a three-year contract worth $15 million ($5.0M AAV).
Werenski has been excellent since breaking into the NHL in 2017, scoring double-digit goals in all three seasons and 40-plus points in two out of three. Overall, he is 11th among defensemen in goals (27) and 24th in points (81) over that span.
Werenski (undisclosed) will play Thursday vs. the Canadiens.
Werenski underwent shoulder surgery on Thursday and is expected to need 5-6 months to rehab.
Werenski (lower-body) will return to the Blue Jackets lineup on Friday.
Werenski (lower-body) is expected to return to the Blue Jackets lineup on Friday.
Werenski (lower-body) will not play Wednesday in Pittsburgh.
Despite a few days of over the Christmas break, Werenski still isn’t ready to return to the Blue Jackets blueline. Werenski missed the morning skate and will miss his fourth straight game tonight Pittsburgh. Werenski remains day-to-day and is questionable or Friday’s game in Ottawa.
Source: @AlisonL 12/27/17, 7:04 am EST
Werenski (undisclosed) will not play Saturday vs. the Flyers.
Werenski (undisclosed) will miss his second straight game.
Werenski (undisclosed) will not play Wednesday vs. the Maple Leafs.
Werenski (shoulder) will return to the lineup for Game 1.
Werenski (illness) will be in the lineup.
Source: Rob Mixer 01/19/17, 1:57 pm EST
Werenski (illness) is on the ice for warmups.
Source: Tom Reed 01/19/17, 1:33 pm EST
Werenski (illness) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.
Source: Rob Mixer 01/19/17, 11:40 am EST
Werenski (illness) missed Wednesday's practice; questionable for Thursday.
Werenski was held off of the ice on Wednesday and his status for Thursday’s game remains up in the air. Monitor Werenski’s status tomorrow, but because the Blue Jackets rarely hold a morning skate, there might not be an update on Werenski’s status until closer to puck-drop.
Source: Tom Reed 01/18/17, 9:48 am EST
The Blue Jackets have signed Zach Werenski to an AHL amateur tryout contract.
Werenski, 18, was the eighth overall pick in 2015 and will report to Lake Erie (AHL) on a “tryout” while the Blue Jackets work on an entry-level deal for him. Werenski just finished up his second season at the University of Michigan, where he had 36 points (11G / 25A) in 36 games.