Laine (upper body) is slated to be available for training camp ahead of the 2022-23 season general manager Jarmo Kekalainen told reporters Tuesday, per Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers. Laine missed the final seven games of the NHL season due to his upper-body issue, playing in just 56 games this year. After managing just 12 goals in 2020-21, Laine got back over the 25-goal threshold for the fifth time in his six-year NHL career. If he can log a full 82-game season, Laine should be capable of getting back to being a top-end fantasy produce and offensive contributor.
Laine (upper body) will remain sidelined for Friday's season finale against the Penguins, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports. A seven-game absence heading into restricted free agency isn't what Laine envisioned, but he certainly built up his value before then by producing exactly one point per game in 56 appearances. The 24-year-old Finn will likely land a long-term deal this offseason, whether it's in Columbus or elsewhere due to an offer sheet or trade.
Laine (upper body) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game versus the Lightning, per the NHL media site. Laine will miss his sixth straight game, and it seems unlikely at this point that he'll play in Friday's season finale versus the Penguins. If he doesn't play, he'll end the season with 26 goals and 56 points in 56 outings. The Finn is a pending restricted free agent with arbitration rights this offseason.
Laine (upper body) will not play Tuesday versus the Lightning, per the NHL media site. Laine is set for his fifth straight absence with the injury. At this point, it's unclear if he'll be available for either of the Blue Jackets' last two games -- since they're not going to the playoffs, it makes little sense to risk serious injury for the star winger.
Laine (upper body) won't play Friday versus Ottawa, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports. Laine will miss a third straight contest with his upper-body injury, and the Blue Jackets have yet to release an expected timetable for his recovery. Columbus only has four games remaining on its schedule following Friday's contest, so it's possible Laine won't return this season.
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