Laine suffered a sprained left hand during Game 1 of the Jets' qualifying round series against Calgary and was likely 2-3 weeks away from returning to action when Winnipeg was eliminated Thursday, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Based on his timeline, Laine likely wouldn't have been ready for the start of the next round even if the Jets had advanced. The elite scorer failed to hit the 30-goal mark for the first time in his four-year NHL career this campaign but likely would have reached that threshold were it not for the shortened regular season. While he may not be a first-round selection in most fantasy drafts, players shouldn't wait too long before snatching up the Finn in 2020-21.
Laine (wrist) did not take the ice for warmups, indicating he won't play in Thursday's Game 4 against the Flames, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Laine didn't participate in Thursday's morning skate, so it's not surprising to see the Finn out of action. He'll try to be ready for a potential Game 5 on Saturday if the Jets can win without him Thursday. Mathieu Perreault (undisclosed) will be available for Game 4, but it's likely that Jack Roslovic will bump up to Laine's regular spot on the second line.
Laine (wrist) was unavailable for Thursday's game-day skate.
The fact that Laine was unable to practice Thursday ahead of the team's Game 4 clash with Calgary could be an indication he will remain on the shelf come puck drop. If the elite sniper is unable to suit up versus the Flames, Mathieu Perreault (undisclosed) should slot into a top-six role, assuming he is healthy enough to play himself.
Laine (wrist) is not on the ice for warmups and won't play in Tuesday's Game 3 against Calgary, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Laine was unable to suit up in Monday's contest against the Flames, as he seems to still be dealing with the injury he suffered in Game 1. With the Finn sidelined again, Mathieu Perreault will continue to operate on the second line while Andrew Copp takes over as the No. 1 center. It's unclear whether Laine will be able to play in Thursday's pivotal Game 4 clash at this point.
Laine (wrist) won't be in action against Calgary on Monday for Game 2, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.
Laine's absence will be further compounded by the fact that Mark Scheifele (leg) is also shelved for the Jets. In the winger's stead, Mathieu Perreault will jump up to the second line while Andrew Copp takes over as the No. 1 center. While the team hasn't provided a specific update, it seems unlikely Laine will be ready in time for Tuesday's Game 3.
Laine (wrist) is doubtful for Monday's contest against the Flames, Sara Orlesky of TSN.ca reports.
After missing Sunday's practice following his injury in Saturday's tilt with Calgary, it appears that Laine will miss Game 2 on Monday. Unfortunately, there won't be much time for him to bounce back as Game 3 quickly follows on Tuesday. There should be an update on his status before Tuesday's game.
Laine (wrist) did not participate in Sunday's practice.
Laine suffered the injury in Saturday's loss to Calgary. While the extent of the injury is still unknown, his absence from practice is not an encouraging sign. His status for Monday's Game 2 contest against the Flames is still questionable.
Laine left Saturday's game against the Flames with an apparent wrist or hand injury in the third period, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.
Laine got into a collision with Flames defenseman Mark Giordano, and the two exchanged jabs after the play. Laine then went down the tunnel and was unable to return to the contest. The Finn was the second Jet to get injured Saturday, after Mark Scheifele (leg) exited the contest in the first period. It's unclear if Laine will be able to play in Game 2 on Monday -- if not, Jansen Harkins or Gabriel Bourque may enter the lineup. After the game, head coach Paul Maurice indicated Laine would see a specialist Sunday to assess the injury, Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV reports.
Laine scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 4-2 victory over the Oilers.
Laine gave the Jets a 2-1 lead late in the second period with his 28th goal of the season. He's bidding to reach the 30-goal clip for the fourth time in as man seasons and, with 63 points in 68 games, has a chance to surpass the career-high 70 he had as a sophomore in 2017-18. Laine has points in three straight games, collecting two goals and two assists.
Laine recorded one assist, two shots and one hit versus Arizona on Monday.
Laine appears to have bounced back from his four-game pointless streak with points in his previous two appearances. The Finnish winger has racked up 62 points in 67 contests this year and should be capable of reaching the 70-point mark for the second time in his four-year NHL career.
Laine netted a power-play goal and added an assist in Friday's 4-0 win over the Golden Knights.
Laine's two-point outing gave him 61 (27 goals, 34 assists) through 66 games. He also snapped a four-game point drought -- the Finnish winger had missed one game in that span due to a foot injury. Laine has added 222 shots, 95 hits and 16 power-play points this season.
Laine (foot) will be in action versus the Sabres on Tuesday, Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV reports.
Laine figures to resume a top-six role in addition to re-joining the top power-play unit. The Finnish winger has racked up 26 goals and 33 helpers in 64 games this year and should still be capable of reaching the 30-goal and 70-point thresholds.
Head coach Paul Maurice said Laine (foot) is expected to skate Tuesday morning, Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV reports.
Maurice elaborated that Laine's dealing with a bruised foot, and the team wants the swelling to go down before returning him to game action. The Jets play Tuesday against the Sabres, so Laine will likely be evaluated following morning skate to see if he'll be available. The 21-year-old shouldn't be out much longer if he can't go, and he'll be instrumental to the team's playoff push, as he's racked up 26 goals and 33 helpers over 64 games.
Laine (foot) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Oilers, Ken Wiebe of The Athletic reports.
Laine missed morning skate, but coach Paul Maurice relayed that the sniper is still day-to-day. This will be a big loss for the Jets as they push for a playoff spot, as Laine has produced 26 goals and 33 assists this season. Mason Appleton is expected to bump into the top six in Laine's place.
Laine (lower body) will travel with the Jets ahead of Saturday's road game in Edmonton, Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV reports.
Laine exited Thursday's game against the Capitals after a blocked shot early in the first period. Per Clinton, head coach Paul Maurice said test results on Laine's injury were good, which will allow him to accompany the team on its one-game road trip. It's unclear if the Finn will be able to play, but he can be considered day-to-day at worst.
Laine (lower body) will not return to Thursday's game against the Capitals after he blocked a shot in the first period.
Laine appeared to block a shot off his left foot or ankle on his first shift of the game, and it was bad enough to keep him off the ice. Expect an update on the Finn's condition before Saturday's contest against the Oilers. While Laine is out, Jack Roslovic figures to see a boost in ice time.
Laine had a pair of assists with two shots and two PIM in a 5-1 win over the Senators on Thursday.
Laine has enjoyed back-to-back two-point games and has racked up seven goals and five assists in 10 February games. He'll enter Saturday's tilt at Philadelphia on a three-game point run and is nearing his third 60-point campaign in his first four NHL seasons.
Laine registered a goal and an assist with two shots Tuesday in a 6-3 win over Los Angeles.
Laine scored into an empty net with 2:17 remaining to, making him a 25-goal scorer for the fourth time in as many NHL seasons. He also picked up an assist for his third multi-point performance in the last six games. Laine has 56 points in 59 games and is logging 20-plus minutes per night for the first time in his NHL career. He's got a shot at topping the career-high 70 points he put up as a sophomore in 2017-18.
Laine posted an assist and four shots on goal in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Blackhawks.
Laine had the primary assists on Nathan Beaulieu's third-period goal, which stood as the game-winner. The Finnish sniper reached 30 assists for the first of his four seasons in the league. He's up to 54 points, 203 shots, 85 hits and a plus-8 rating through 58 contests.
Laine notched an empty-net goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Blackhawks.
The Finn scored at 18:37 of the third period and won a puck battle to spark the play that ended with Kyle Connor's empty-netter just over a minute later. Laine has nine goals and an assist over his last nine outings -- that's more like the dangerous scorer fans have known for the last three-plus years. He's up to 24 tallies, 53 points, 185 shots and a plus-11 rating through 55 contests this season.
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|03/06||vs LV||W 4-0||1||1||2||+1||16:32|
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|02/27||vs WAS||W 3-0||0||0||0||0||0:23|
|02/25||@ WAS||L 3-4 (SO)||0||0||0||-1||16:03|
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