Florida Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov left the game midway through the first period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday with a lower-body injury
THE Panthers announced in the second period that Barkov was doubtful of returning to the game in Sunrise, Fla
Barkov was checked by Jack Drury and did not play the last seven minutes of the first period. It looked like a hit along the boards, but Barkov left the ice.
Barkov had four goals and 12 points in 14 playoff games heading into Monday’s clash.
THE Panthers entered the evening leading the series best-of-seven 2-0