Zach Werenski is good to go for the Columbus Blue Jackets. He’ll play tonight in Pittsburgh, where the Jackets and Penguins will face off in Game 1 of their first-round series.
Werenski, the impressive rookie defenseman, missed the last four games of the regular season with a shoulder injury after getting hit by Alex Ovechkin on April 2.
Just 19 years old, Werenski was a huge part of the Jackets’ success this season. He finished with 11 goals and 36 assists in 78 games. His 47 points were the most among the NHL’s crop of rookie d-men.