The Columbus Blue Jackets’ 2022-23 marketing campaign might be off to an ominous begin.
Blue Jackets star ahead Patrik Laine left Wednesday’s season opener towards the Carolina Hurricanes with what the workforce referred to as an upper-body harm.
Halfway by the second interval, Laine’s proper arm appeared to get sandwiched awkwardly between Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce and the glass as the 2 chased down a unfastened puck close to the nook boards.
Laine was off to a formidable begin earlier than exiting the sport with an harm. Simply 11 seconds into the second interval, Laine scored the Blue Jackets’ first aim of the season, giving Columbus a 1-0 lead.
Laine’s second-period aim was all of the offense that the Blue Jackets might muster on Wednesday night time, as they finally fell to the Hurricanes, 4-1.
The 24-year-old averaged some extent per recreation in his first full season with Columbus final 12 months. He completed third on the workforce in factors (56), posting 26 objectives and 30 assists over 56 regular-season video games.