Patrik Laine as good as gone from Columbus

The tenure really hasn't gone like many thought it would.



It looks as though the tenure of Columbus Blue Jackets forward Patrik Laine with the franchise is coming to an end. 

According to multiple reports, Laine has listed his apartment in downtown Columbus for sale at $2.75 million:

The Finnish forward has been in the NHL Player Assistance Program since late January, and hasn't played since December 14. 

He released the following message upon entering the Assistance Program: 

"I wanted to take a moment to address my need to step away from the game for a while," he wrote. "After careful consideration and discussions with my support network and the team, I have recognized the importance of prioritizing my mental health and well-being. Hockey has been my passion and my life, but I have come to realize that in order to perform at my best, I need to take this time to focus on myself.

"I am grateful for the understanding and support of my team, the League, and our fans during this time. I look forward to returning to the ice with a clear mind and renewed energy. Thank you for respecting my privacy during this time and for your continued support.

"With love, Patty."

Laine, who was originally selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Winnipeg Jets (one pick after the Maple Leafs selected Auston Matthews), has appeared in only 18 games this season, scoring six goals with three assists. 

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