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.
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
February 16, 2014
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...
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
Florida Panthers rookie Aleksander Barkov will get a shot at gold after all.
The 18-year-old Finn received the call to join his countrymen at next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Also headed to Sochi is Panthers winger Tomas Kopecky, who will represent Slovakia.
Prior to knowing his fate with Team Finland, the quiet Barkov agreed representing Finland in Russia would...
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...
Aleksander Barkov is one of the handful of first-round picks from the 2013 NHL Draft to make his regular season debut this week, and he’s already proving why the Florida Panthers were smart to take him with the No. 2 overall selection.
In the third period of Thursday’s game against the Dallas Stars, the Finnish forward found the back of the net to tie the score at 2-2 in the...
The Florida Panthers agreed to an entry-level deal with first-round pick Aleksander Barkov, the team announced Monday.
"We are pleased to have signed Aleksander," Florida general manager Dale Tallon said in a release. "He is a mature, strong and skilled forward who plays well at both ends of the ice and strengthens our line-up down the middle. Aleksander is a creative...