Florida Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov left Thursday’s 3-2 loss to Chicago with an injury and did not return to the game.
He reportedly took a shot off his wrist and received treatment during the game, reports the Miami Herald’s George Richards. The team is calling it an “upper body injury” and offered no update on his status going forward.
The 20-year-old Finn is currently second on the team in scoring with three goals and three assists through seven games. He sits behind the ageless Jaromir Jagr who has five goals and three assists in seven games.
#FlaPanthers Aleksander Barkov will not return to tonight's game. (Upper Body).
— Florida Panthers PR (@FlaPanthersPR) October 23, 2015
The two-way winger currently sports the second best relative Corsi for1 on the team with a 7.44% mark. He, again, is second to Jagr, who has an impressive 9.87%. Though, those marks seem particularly high because the season is young.
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1 Shot attempt differential relative to the other individuals on the team.
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