Ramblings: Laine Out 4-6 Weeks, Terry’s Point Streak, Wilting Flower (Nov 6)

Ian Gooding

2021-11-06

The Patrik Laine comeback season has been delayed. The Blue Jackets winger is expected to miss the next 4 to 6 weeks with an oblique strain. Laine had been delivering on that hope, scoring 10 points (3 G, 7 A) in nine games.

Cole Sillinger, who is one of the players profiled in this week's The Journey, took Laine's spot on the first-unit power play in practice. Not only will Sillinger remain with the Blue Jackets past the nine-game trial period, but he has also been playing on the top line. Rostered in just 2 percent of Yahoo leagues, Sillinger might be a player to watch

Hopefully you can handle another injury. If not, I need to tell you about it anyway. Anthony Mantha underwent shoulder surgery on Friday and will be out indefinitely. Mantha is known for having bad luck when it comes to injuries, although he did play 56 games in a 56-game season last season. It is interesting to note that Jakub Vrana, the player traded for Mantha last season, is also sidelined.

Mikhail Sergachev has been suspended for two games for a hit to Mitch Marner's head on Thursday. The suspension means that Sergachev will miss Saturday's game against Ottawa and Tuesday's game against Carolina. The Lightning play only two games next week, so those in weekly leagues should consider benching Sergachev.

Carey Price is expected to return to the Canadiens on Monday. He may need some time