(Photo : Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – Patrik Laine (#29) of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates in warm-ups previous to the sport towards the Philadelphia Flyers on the Wells Fargo Center.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are in a bind, with defenseman Patrik Laine anticipated to overlook the crew’s subsequent two video games at least.
The 25-year-old NHL participant is coping with an upper-body harm following successful within the Blue Jackets’ win over the Calgary Flames, 3-1, on the Nationwide Arena on Friday, October 20, ESPN reported. He is listed as day-to-day.
The following day, the NHL suspended Rasmus Andersson for 4 video games with out pay for charging the 25-year-old defenseman. He was assessed with a serious penalty and sport misconduct for elbowing within the incident with simply 5 seconds left in regulation.
It seems Andersson took exception to Laine’s actions after recognizing Laine aiming for an empty web with just a few seconds to play.
“I think it’s, overall, been awful … pretty awful,” Laine stated. “Can’t hit the net if my life depended on it. Can’t make any plays. Can’t win a faceoff. I just basically can’t do anything right now, but that’s why we’re here (practicing).”
Laine managed to get again on his ft after the hit and left the ice as he made his method towards the Blue Jackets’ locker room, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
The Blue Jackets have recalled Dmitri Voronkov from AHL Cleveland per a crew launch. The 23-year-old had a breakout season for the KHL’s Ak Bars Kazan. He didn’t make the reduce and commenced the season on task to Cleveland.
With Laine out, Voronkov is predicted to make his NHL debut on Tuesday, October 24, towards the Anaheim Ducks.
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