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Leafs lose Panik to upper-body injury


DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 10: Richard Panik #18 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates in warm-ups prior to the NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings on December 10, 2014 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Maple Leafs defeated the Wings 2-1 in a shootout (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

Dave Reginek

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:

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: