Patrik Laine injures left knee during Combine tests

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Patrik Laine may have pushed a little too hard in his pursuit for the No. 1 pick at the upcoming NHL draft.

The projected No. 2 overall selection was unable to finish the VO2 max bike test at the NHL Combine after experiencing discomfort in his left knee eight minutes into the rigorous endurance test.

"I'm OK," he said, according to NHL.com's Mike Morreale. "I didn't finish the test because I just don't want to get hurt; I have an important summer and I don't want to miss that."

He plans to continue with select testing at workouts throughout the weekend, but performing upper body exercises only.

Laine previously had surgery on his left knee.

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