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Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: Lights lamp twice Saturday
Laine scored two goals in Saturday's 4-3 preseason loss to the Sabres.
Centering a line between Kirill Marchenko and Emil Bemstrom, Laine found the back of the net in the first and second periods. The Blue Jackets are taking a long look at the possibility of using Laine at center during the regular season, and performances like this would seem to make that more likely to happen. The 25-year-old hasn't played more than 56 games in a season since 2018-19 due to injuries, but in the last two years for Columbus, he's maintained an 82-game scoring pace of 35 goals and 80 points.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: Seeing time at center in practice
Laine skated at center between Johnny Gaudreau and Kirill Marchenko during Wednesday's practice and hasn't been ruled out as an option up the middle during the season, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
"He's shown a lot of interest in playing center," new head coach Pascal Vincent said. "Like I told him, he has to do the right things. His conditioning has to be way up there. Skating and practicing, pushing himself has to be there. So far, I'd like to say that he's been doing all of this, so we're going to see how it goes, and if we like it we will continue the project... If it works, great, we all benefit. He's a 6-foot-5 right shot. If it works, it changes the picture of our group up front. But if it doesn't work, that was a good try and we'll move forward." The Blue Jackets have more depth at center than at any time in recent memory with the additions of 2023 third overall pick Adam Fantilli and Dmitri Voronkov from the KHL, but if Laine can handle the assignment, he could end up anchoring the team's top line and taking some pressure off Fantilli in his rookie campaign. Having Laine at center would also allow Boone Jenner to move back to a wing, where he's a better fit at this stage of his career. Laine is still looking to put together a full healthy season in Columbus, but over the last two years he's racked up 48 goals and 108 points in 111 games.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: Gets on the ice Thursday
Laine (triceps) took the ice Thursday for the first day of the Blue Jackets' training camp, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Laine lined up as the right wing alongside Adam Fantilli for the first day of practice. The 25-year-old Laine appears to be recovered from the injury that ended his season in late March. There's been talk he could see time at center in 2023-24, but that's something that will likely be experimented with during the preseason.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: Skipping World Championship
Laine (triceps) won't play in the 2023 IIHF World Championship because he hasn't fully recovered yet.
Laine won't get the chance to play for Finland in the tournament after sitting out Columbus' final 12 games of the season. He will look to be ready for training camp in the fall. The 25-year-old forward registered 22 goals, 52 points and 184 shots on net in 55 appearances during the 2022-23 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: Suffers triceps injury
Laine suffered a triceps strain at practice Thursday and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks, as reports.
Laine could be finished for the season as there are only three weeks left before the start of the playoffs. Laine has 22 goals and 52 points with 184 shots on goal in only 55 games this season. Laine has been having trouble staying healthy in his last four seasons, missing varying lengths of time due to injuries.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: Logs two more helpers in win
Laine picked up two assists in Tuesday's 7-6 overtime win over the Capitals.
Both of Laine's assists came in the third period, setting up Emil Bemstrom and later Boone Jenner. Laine has recorded six points (one goal, five assists) in his last three games and 14 (five goals, nine assists) in his previous 10 contests. The 24-year-old winger is up to 22 goals and 30 assists through 55 games this season on Columbus' top line.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: Two helpers in Sunday's loss
Laine picked up two assists in Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Golden Knights.
While the Blue Jackets organization has their sights set on Connor Bedard and the draft lottery, Laine has quietly been flashing some elite production. The 24-year-old has six multi-point performances in the last 15 games, racking up eight goals and 18 points over that stretch. On the season, Laine has 22 goals and 50 points in 54 contests, and if Columbus can find a true No. 1 center for him and Johnny Gaudreau this offseason -- via the draft or elsewhere -- he might yet regain the 44-goal form he put on display as a teenager in Winnipeg.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: Records two points in defeat
Laine scored a goal and recorded an assist in a 7-4 loss to Anaheim on Friday.
Laine saw his six-game scoring streak end Thursday, but he bounced right back, giving him five goals and 10 points over his last eight outings. You'd have to go back to Feb. 10-11 to find the last time Laine was held off the scoresheet for two straight contests. The 24-year-old has provided 22 goals and 48 points in 53 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: Riding six-game point streak
Laine provided a pair of assists and added six shots on goal in Tuesday's 6-5 overtime win over the Sharks.
Laine linked up with Johnny Gaudreau for the Blue Jackets' first and last goals of the contest. The 24-year-old winger is on a six-game point streak, providing four goals and four assists in that span. Laine's up to 21 tallies, 25 helpers, 168 shots on net, 15 power-play points and a minus-13 rating through 51 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: Scores power-play goal
Laine scored a goal on four shots in the Blue Jackets' 5-2 loss to the Senators on Saturday.
Laine scored a power-play goal off a nice pass from Kirill Marchenko with just over nine minutes to play in the second period. This goal gives Laine points in three straight games and goals in back-to-back games. On the season, Laine has 19 goals and 42 points in 48 games.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: Two points against Seattle
Laine scored a power-play goal and added an even-strength assist in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Kraken.
He opened the scoring midway through the second period, snapping a shot from the faceoff circle into the top corner past Philipp Grubauer, but Laine didn't get much help from his teammates the rest of the way. The 24-year-old has heated up recently, collecting four goals and 10 points over the last nine games, with half of that production (three goals, two helpers) coming on the power play. Laine is talented enough to be a fantasy asset down the stretch despite the patchwork roster around him.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: Three points in win over Oilers
Laine scored a goal and added two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 6-5 win over Edmonton.
The 24-year-old once again teased his significant upside. Laine has four three-point performances this season, but he hasn't been able to string together any lengthy hot streaks, and through 44 games he's totaled 17 goals and 38 points. Those are still solid numbers, particularly given the overall struggles of the Blue Jackets, but it might take the addition of a true No. 1 center to the roster to fully unlock Laine's potential.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: First snipe in eight games
Laine scored a goal and added an assist in a 3-1 win over the Jets on Thursday.
Laine's shot precision was a thing of beauty. He fired a laser shelf off David Rittich's shoulder and over the netminder's glove from the left dot. Laine has 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists) in 40 games, but this was his first snipe in eight games (one goal, four assists).... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: Point streak at five games
Laine notched a power-play assist and went minus-2 in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Canucks.
During his five-game point streak, Laine has a pair of goals and six assists. Four of his points in that span have come with the man advantage. The 24-year-old winger is up to 14 tallies, 16 helpers, eight power-play points, 124 shots on net and a minus-9 rating through 34 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: Generates helper Wednesday
Laine logged an assist and seven shots on goal in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Oilers.
Laine helped out on Boone Jenner's first-period marker. During his four-game point streak, Laine has two goals and five assists while putting 16 shots on net. The 24-year-old winger has been dynamic when healthy, racking up 14 goals, 15 helpers, 123 shots on net and a minus-7 rating through 33 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Patrik Laine: Racks up three points in OT loss
Laine scored a power-play goal on four shots, added two assists and blocked two shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Flames.
Laine was involved in all three goals, including both power-play markers in a span of 49 seconds in the second period. Since Jan. 10, the winger's offense has come alive to the tune of five goals and seven helpers in eight contests. He's up to 14 tallies, 14 helpers, seven power-play points, 116 shots on net and a minus-8 rating while filling a top-six role through 32 appearances.... See More ... See Less
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