Patrik Laine Injury: Updates on Jets Forward’s Concussion and Return

January 13th, 2017 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

The Winnipeg Jets placed rookie sensation Patrik Laine on injured reserve on Jan. 13 as he continues to recover from a concussion suffered against the Buffalo Sabres on Jan. 7. 

Continue for updates.

Latest on Laine's Playing Status Wednesday, Jan. 18 Head coach Paul Maurice said Laine participated in the Jets' morning skate but still does not have a timetable to return, per SportsCentre.

Maurice Comments on Hit That Injured Laine   Friday, Jan. 13 Tim Campbell of provided comments from Maurice, who concluded the hit wasn't dirty:

I love Patty Laine. I'm going to protect my players all day long. I don't have a problem with the hit. When two big men get together at that pace, there's going to be some collateral damage. The hits they're talking about getting out of the game are blind-side hits, elbows to the head, people coming off their feet to drive into it. It's a very unfortunate result, and we're hoping to get Patty back healthy here, but there's no issues with it.

Laine was on the receiving end of a crushing hit from Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe during the third period ...

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