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Jets' Laine exits vs. Capitals after blocking shot

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Winnipeg Jets star Patrik Laine suffered a lower-body injury after blocking a shot in the first period of Thursday's tilt versus the Washington Capitals and didn't return.

There's no immediate update on his condition, but he will travel with the team for Saturday's game in Edmonton, according to the Winnipeg Sun's Scott Billeck. His availability will be based on how he feels Friday.

Laine has been a vital piece of Winnipeg's attack this season, entering Thursday's contest with 26 goals and 33 assists in 63 games.

Winnipeg ultimately blanked the Caps 3-0. After Thursday's action, the Jets are tied with the Nashville Predators - who own the West's second wild-card spot - at 72 points, but have played three extra games.

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