Jets rookie Patrik Laine returns from concussion for game against Sharks

Laine back in lineup for Jets against Sharks

WINNIPEG — Jets rookie Patrik Laine will be back in the lineup for Winnipeg’s home game against the San Jose Sharks tonight.

Laine has been sidelined since suffering a concussion in a game against Buffalo on Jan. 7 when he was hit by Sabres defenceman Jake McCabe.

Laine, the second-overall pick in the 2016 draft behind Auston Matthews, is third among all NHL rookies in points with 37, including 21 goals.

The 18-year-old Finn is tied for the Jets’ lead in goals with Mark Scheifele.

Laine missed eight games. Winnipeg went 3-4-1 in his absence.

 

The Canadian Press

Canadian Press