Monday, October 26, 2015

Barkov Suffers Broken Hand

It hasn't been a great Monday for player notes, a number of longer-term injuries reported on and this one just gets added to the pile, heading into Week Four.

The Florida Panthers learned that they will be without Alexander Barkov for the next 3-to-4 weeks with a broken bone in his hand.  If you remember, Barkov was hurt on Thursday night and was seen leaving that game with his wrist wrapped up and as much as there was some speculation, the rumours were proven to be true on Monday, as the broken bone prognosis was announced.

The young Finnish forward was off to a good start this year, picking up 3 goals and 3 assists in seven games to start and he goes into Week Four ranked 88th overall in pool scoring, a ranking that is destined to fall over the next month.

Ryan was definitely enjoying that early success out of Barkov, but that bit of production now comes out of his lineup for now and he'll have to count on St. Louis rookie Robby Fabbri, who is coming back from a concussion this week, to pick up the slack.

Ryan opens the week in 5th place in the standings, now 15 points out of 1st place.

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