Leafs lose Panik to upper-body injury
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Richard Panik scored a goal against the Florida Panthers on Sunday, but he won’t be able to finish today’s game.
The 23-year-old suffered an upper-body injury, with TSN’s Jonas Siegel noting some concussion worries:
Panik rocked by hit at centre ice. Tried to get up, stumbled, and then made it to the bench.— Jonas Siegel (@jonassiegel) December 28, 2014
Panik has gone to the Leafs dressing room, surely for a concussion test.— Jonas Siegel (@jonassiegel) December 28, 2014
Florida’s Scottie Upshall delivered the hit that hurt Panik. Video of the check will be added to this post if it becomes available. (You can view it via this link.)
It’s that much more of a shame because Panik was getting a boost in the form of better linemates, something he commented upon today.
He provided the first tally in a six-goal second period between the two teams: