Columbus Blue Jackets sniper Patrik Laine is accepting his qualifying offer and will earn $7.5 million for the 2021-22 season, per Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Laine, a restricted free agent, was coming off a two-year, $13.5-million bridge deal signed with the Winnipeg Jets in the fall of 2019.

The 23-year-old put up 10 goals and 21 points in his first season wearing Blue Jackets colours, that after four campaigns with the Jets.