Blue Jackets Star Injured in Season Opener

It was a forgettable start for the Columbus Blue Jackets as they kicked off the 2022-23 season with a 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes and the added salt to the wound was forward Patrik Laine left the game with an upper body injury.

Laine opened the scoring just seconds into the second period as the Finnish sniper appears poised for a monster season, however later in the game and awkward collision into the glass left Laine worse for wear.

After a beautiful goal to open the season, here's the play that sent Laine to the dressing room for the night:

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