Jets’ Patrik Laine leaves game vs. Capitals with lower-body injury

Patrik Laine had to leave the game after blocking a shot and favouring his leg.

Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine suffered a lower-body injury against the Washington Capitals and will not return to the game.

Laine was hurt after blocking a shot from Capitals defenceman Michal Kempny with the side of his left foot in the first period. Laine was slow to get up after blocking the shot and hobbled to the bench before heading down the tunnel to the dressing room. It was his only shift of the game.

The 21-year-old has 26 goals and 59 points in 63 games this season.

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