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Panthers captain Barkov injured in dirty play by Hischier (Video)

Updated: Sep 6, 2023






Barkov suffered a lower-body injury during Saturday night's game against New Jersey, per George Richard of Florida Hockey Now.


It's believed that Barkov sustained the injury when Hischier's stick hit him in the knee in the final seconds of the first period. Barkov was helped to the dressing room, and did not return to the game.


See the video below.



The Panthers would go on to win the game 4-2 over the previously red-hot Devils.



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As it stands, the Florida Panthers sit three points back of a wildcard spot in the East, and have been one of the surprising disappointments in the league during the 2022-23 season thus far.


The 27-year-old is often referred to as one of the best two-way players in the NHL, and has put up 6 goals and 22 points in 25 games so far this season.


Losing Barkov will be a huge blow to this Panthers team, and they will need to get him back to keep up with the race in this tough Eastern Conference.


Currently, the duration of time Barkov will miss due to this injury has not been revealed.




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