Blue Jackets Make Decision on Patrik Laine After Taking Dirty Hit

After taking a dirty hit at the final buzzer on Friday night, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Patrik Laine has now been placed on injured reserve as a result of the injuries suffered from the blow.

Laine took a heavy hit to his head area from Calgary Flames defenseman Rasmus Andersson as time expired in a Flames 3-1 loss to Columbus. Andersson was served a four-game suspension for the illegal hit, but the NHLPA has since filed an appeal of the ban on his behalf (and you just have to wonder how Laine feels about that...).

Laine, the former No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, is listed as day-to-day with the upper-body injury, but his being placed on IR indicates it'll more than a day or two. 

He's eligible to be activated as early as October 27. He's already missed one game, and now will miss at least two more. 

The Jackets recalled forward Dmitri Voronkov from the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL to replace Laine on the roster.

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