CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers are looking forward to hitting the reset button.
The Cats returned to the ice Thursday for their first full-squad practice after a 12-day Olympic break. Everyone except Olympians Aleksander Barkov and Tomas Kopecky took part in training.
''Everyone seemed to be happy to be back on the ice,'' Panthers coach Peter Horachek...
What should have been a shining moment for the Florida Panthers on the international stage has turned into a nightmare.
Aleksander Barkov and Tomas Kopecky, Florida's only Olympic representatives, suffered injuries during the preliminary round and will miss the remainder of the Olympics.
The Panthers will likely want their own team doctors to re-evaluate the condition of each...
Finland lost their top two centers prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi when it was announced that veterans Mikko Koivu and Valtteri Filppula would not compete because of ankle injuries.
The Fins will now be without their third-best center because Florida Panthers rookie Aleksander Barkov also has suffered an injury, per Stephen Whyno of the Canadian Press.
It turns out that Panthers forward Sean Bergenheim might have been the wise one for turning down a last-minute invitation to join the Finnish Olympic team in Sochi, Russia as both his teammates have already been injured.
Panthers rookie center Aleksander Barkov reaggravated a knee injury in the third period of Finland's 6-1 victory over Norway on Friday and a Finnish website...
Finland forward Aleksander Barkov has been ruled out for the rest of the Sochi Games with a lower-body injury.
Barkov was hurt during Friday's win over Norway.
The Finns play Canada on Sunday in the final game of the preliminary round.
Barkov was drafted No. 2 overall in 2013 by the Florida Panthers. The 18-year-old Brakov has eight goals and 24 points in 54 games this season...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago
The odds of the Florida Panthers making the playoffs when play resumes is astronomical. Now it is practically impossible.
Aleksander Barkov suffered a knee injury over the weekend in Sochi and will be out for the next 4-6 weeks. This is the 2nd time he has been out with a knee injury this season, but this one is definitely more severe.
Barkov currently is 4th on the team...
Florida Panthers and Team Finland forward Aleksander Barkov could be out a bit longer after the injury he suffered against Norway.
A Finnish site reports Barkov will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a knee injury. Barkov battled a knee injury earlier this season that cost him four games.
George Richards of The Miami Herald suggests the Panthers could shut Barkov down for the year because...
The Finnish Olympic hockey team is all about defense and goaltending - good thing, because they just lost another offensive weapon.Already down Anaheim's Mikko Koivu and Tampa Bay's Valtteri Filppula, who were scratched from the games by injury before they even started, Finland suffered their greatest loss when Florida Panthers' rookie centerman Aleksander Barkov...
Florida Panthers rookie center Aleksander Barkov has been ruled out after sustaining a lower-body injury against the Buffalo Sabres.
The Panthers announced the news early in the second period of their game on Tuesday night. It's unclear when Barkov was hurt or the severity of the injury. He did have an assist on Sean Bergenheim's goal late in the first period that tied the...
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January 21, 2014
Ask anyone in the Florida Panthers dressing room about rookie Aleksander Barkov and they will share the same anecdote: The Finn is quiet. Very quiet.
Not so much when it comes to national pride, especially with gold on the line.
"It's a big rivalry. It always has been," Barkov said. "We hate Swedes and Swedes hate us."
If the 18-year-old was not in the midst...