Blue Jackets coach Pascal Vincent sent a big message to his players ahead of Sunday’s clash against the Philadelphia Flyers.
In fact, the club’s attacking star Patrik Laine will watch the game from the bridge of the Wells Fargo Center, because his instructor simply decided to leave him on the sidelines.
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It must be said that the Finn is going through extremely difficult moments, which is not helping his team at all, which has not won in the last eight matches.
On an individual level, Laine has no points in his last four appearances. During his team’s loss to the Washington Capitals on Saturday, the wing was only used for 12:21. To make matters worse, Vincent chose not to send him on the ice during the final 9:53 of Thursday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes.
This season, the former player of the Winnipeg Jets scored two goals and an assist for three points in nine games. Note that he suffered an injury early in the campaign, which kept him out from 20 October to 11 November.