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THE INJURE GAMES: Barkov, Kopecky Hurt in Sochi

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The Panthers only had two players in the Olympics but that was probably two too many.

Both Aleksander Barkov and Tomas Kopecky were hurt over the weekend.

A report out of Finland states that Barkov -- who was the second overall pick of the 2013 draft -- will miss the next four to six weeks.

Barkov left a game in Buffalo last month with a knee injury and then missed the following four games. Barkov returned, I'm thinking to tune up for Finland's run to the Gold, and played in four games with the Panthers. He had no points in those games.

Kopecky, playing for Slovakia, took a shot to the head while playing down near the net. I do not know what his status is moving forward.

If you want to read the report on Barkov -- it's in Finnish so see if Olli Jokinen can translate it for you -- it's right here: http://yle.fi/urheilu/barkovin_vamma_heratti_epailykset__hatailtiinko_nhln_paassa/7091446

 

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