Winnipeg Jets rookie sensation Patrik Laine out indefinitely with concussion

The Canadian Press
Published on January 8, 2017

Winnipeg Jets rookie sensation Patrik Laine is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a concussion.

Jets head coach Paul Maurice announced Laine's injury after Winnipeg's practise on Sunday.

Laine was injured in Saturday's 4-3 loss in Buffalo. The 18-year-old sniper was looking down at the puck when Buffalo's Jake McCabe hit him with his right shoulder.

McCabe was not penalized for the hit. Laine appeared to hit the back of his head on the ice as he fell and was down for several minutes before being helped to his feet.

Winnipeg centre Mark Scheifele immediately went after McCabe, leading to a brawl involving all of the skaters on the ice except Laine. Scheifele was penalized for roughing.

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