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Per the Blue Jackets on Twitter, Patrik Laine has suffered an oblique strain and will miss four to six weeks.
This is a major loss for the Blue Jackets and fantasy owners. Laine was performing well to start the season, accumulating 10 points in the Jackets’ first nine games.
Patrik Laine scored two goals during Columbus' 6-5 loss to Carolina. He had three shots on goal with one block and one hit in 19:29 minutes of ice time, 4:53 of which came on the power-play.
After not scoring in his first game with his new team, Laine has settled into the Blue Jackets lineup nicely with three goals in his last two games. This season overall he has five goals and one assist while only playing four games.
Patrik Laine scored his 9th goal of the season on Tuesday night when the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-1.
Up next for Patrik Laine and the Jets is another game against the lowly Red Wings, this time in Detroit on Thursday night. Laine and his team should be poised for another strong night offensively.
Patrik Laine assisted on Josh Morrissey's third period power-play goal that tied the game at 1-1 in the Heritage Classic game on Saturday night.
Surprisingly, Laine has 10 assists and only 3 goals so far this season. Which is still good for 13 points through 12 games played, but the points are coming via the assist rather than goals this season. I would take it as a positive sign that his game is rounding into that of a more complete player. With the world-class shot he possesses the goals are sure to come.
Patrik Laine picked up 2 goals and 2 assists in the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 win over the Minnesota Wild in their home opener. Laine ended the night with 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 SOG, 8 Hits, 1 blocked shot and a +4 rating.
This was a statement game from Finnish sniper Patrik Laine. He is showing that he is more than just a sniper, adding 7 assists so far this season and using his size to his advantage all over the ice.