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BREAKING: Patrik Laine leaving the NHL indefinitely

Published January 28, 2024 at 11:42
Moments ago, news broke that Columbus Blue Jackets star Patrik Laine will be away from the team for an indefinite amount of time as he enters the NHL Players' Assistance Program.

At the moment, there's been no reason provided for why Laine is entering the program.

Laine's struggled this season with Columbus, who have collectively struggled as a team and have made bizarre decisions when it comes to Laine's development. Since joining Columbus, Laine has never come close to his offensive output he reached in Winnipeg, only scoring a high of 26 goals in 56 games. This season, Laine has been tasked with moving to center by the Jackets, and has only mustered 5 goals and 8 points in 17 games.

All NHL fans will be wishing the best for Laine's recovery from whatever is ailing him, and a quick and triumphant return to hockey.
January 28   |   1483 answers
BREAKING: Patrik Laine leaving the NHL indefinitely

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