Columbus Blue Jackets forward Patrik Laine
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Concerning news emerges regarding Patrik Laine's future in Columbus

Published April 3, 2024 at 7:01 PM
BY SAMER

An update regarding Patrik Laine's future with the Columbus Blue Jackets suggests his time with the team could be coming to an end.

Currently in the NHL's Player Assistance Program, Laine's focus seems elsewhere. The recent listing of his $2.75 million downtown Columbus apartment for sale adds weight to this possibility.

Patrik Laines 2.75 million apartment in downtown Columbus was just listed for sale #cbj




Since joining the Blue Jackets, Laine hasn't replicated his success from his time in Winnipeg. Despite the addition of Johnny Gaudreau, the team hasn't found its stride. Reports of the Blue Jackets being open to offers for Laine at the trade deadline, coupled with his on-ice struggles, suggest discussions may have taken place between him and the team.

It seems Laine has a journey ahead before returning to the ice. If he doesn't resume play this season, reports like these may signal the end of his tenure in Columbus, whether through a trade to another NHL team or a return to Europe in the summer.

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