Florida Panthers star forward Aleksander Barkov is considered out week-to-week, but won’t need surgery on his injured knee, interim head coach Andrew Brunette announced.
Barkov, 26, was injured in the Panthers 6-1 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday.
Barkov collided knee-on-knee with New York Islanders defenceman Scott Mayfield with 18:13 left in the second period. Barkov remained on the ice for several minutes before leaving the game, putting no weight on his left knee. He did not return to the game with what was officially called a lower-body injury.