Columbus Blue Jackets star forwards Patrick Laine and Johnny Gaudreau
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BREAKING: Columbus Blue Jackets Star Forward Enters Players Assistance Program

Published January 28, 2024 at 1:42 PM
BY SAMER
     
In breaking news, Columbus Blue Jackets star forward has officially entered the Players Assistance Program to receive care.

Patrick Laine Enters Players Assistance Program



Columbus Blue Jackets forward Patrik Laine has entered the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program, as jointly announced by the Blue Jackets, NHL, and NHLPA today.





During his time in the program, Laine will be unavailable to the team for an indefinite period while he receives the necessary care.


Blue Jackets General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen emphasized the team's complete support for Laine, with the primary focus being on his well-being.

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Patrik Laine has entered the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program, the Blue Jackets, NHL and NHLPA announced today.
He will be unavailable to the club for an indefinite period while he receives care. Under the terms of the joint NHL/NHLPA program, he will return to the club when cleared for on-ice competition by the program administrators.
"Patrik has our complete support, and our sole concern is his well-being," said Blue Jackets General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen. "Out of respect for Patrik, we will have no further comment."


Out of respect for Laine, there will be no further comments from the team at this time.
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