Patrik Laine, trafficked from Winnipeg to Columbus on Saturday, is expected feverishly in Ohio.
Laine, 22, shed the dust of Winnipeg from her feet on Wednesday, but instead of the United States, the Finnish star traveled to the Canadian capital Ottawa.
There, he needs to take care of his work visa at the U.S. Embassy.
Because Laine folds the trip on a private plane, after reaching Columbus, she has to spend only 48 hours in quarantine.
Next to Columbus Blue Jackets, The Athletic reporter Aaron Portzline reports on Laine’s latest twists on her Twitter account.
He said Laine is still in Ottawa on Thursday.
Portzline believes the paper war is over by Friday, when Laine will be able to continue his journey to his new hometown.
Thus, Saturday and Sunday would be spent in quarantine, and on Monday Laine would be able to join the Blue Jackets rehearsals.
According to Portzline, it is likely that Laine will make his new team debut next Tuesday in a home game against Dallas Stars.
The reporter’s estimate is likely to be realistic, as his previous match with the Blue Jackets will play away against Chicago on Sunday, and at least Laine wouldn’t have time to practice with the team once before.
Columbus GM Jarmo Kekäläinen could not yet say on Wednesday night when Laine will reach the city.
- There is no exact information yet.
It is in the hands of the immigration authorities at the moment, Kekäläinen told IS.