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TOMAS KOPECKY RUMORS

Slovakia's Kopecky ruled out for rest of Olympics

Slovakia forward Tomas Kopecky has been ruled out for the remainder of the Olympics. Team spokesman Tomas Stulajter says Kopecky will not play again in the Sochi Games because of an upper-body injury. The two-time Olympian was hit in the head with an elbow in the first period of Saturday's game against Slovenia and did not return to play. The blow led to Slovene forward Sabahudin...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers' Tomas Kopecky out of Olympics with concussion; Kovacevic suspended

Punishment is meted out quickly in international hockey, and even more quickly when the transgressions occur in the high-profile, crown jewel of the sport, the Winter Olympics.As reported here yesterday, Slovakian forward Tomas Kopecky was knocked out of Saturday's match with Slovenia when defenseman Sabahudin Kovacevic delivered a brutal elbow to Kopecky's head, rendering him...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers' Tomas Kopecky, Aleksander Barkov sustain injuries at Olympics

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 player...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Slovenia F Kovacevic suspended for hit on Kopecky

Forward Sabahudin Kovacevic has been suspended for Slovenia's next Olympic hockey game for his hit on Slovakia's Tomas Kopecky. The Olympic men's tournament disciplinary panel suspended Kovacevic on Sunday, a few hours before Slovenia's game with the United States. Kovacevic hit Kopecky in the head and neck with his left elbow when the players collided near the Slovak goal during...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Slovakia's Kopecky leaves loss to Slovenia with UBI

The Sochi Olympics are all out of Panthers.Florida Panthers, that is, as Tomas Kopecky of Slovakia joined Panthers' teammate, Finland's Aleksander Barkov, on the shelf with an upper-body injury, believed to be a concussion.  If so, it would likely end Kopecky's involvement in the Sochi Games.Kopecky was entrenched to the left of the Slovenian goal in the first period of Slovakia...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Slovakia F Kopecky takes blow to head, leaves game

Slovakia forward Tomas Kopecky has left an Olympic hockey game against Slovenia with an injury. Kopecky got hit in the head in the first period Saturday. The two-time Olympian was standing near the opposing team's net when Slovenia defenseman Sabahudin Kovacevic landed his left elbow on Kopecky's head to clear him out of the way. Kopecky was evaluated on the team's bench before...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers' Aleksander Barkov, Tomas Kopecky headed to Winter Olympics

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 be...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kopecky plays hero as Panthers top Predators in shootout

Tomas Kopecky scored the winner in the sixth round of a shootout, and the Florida Panthers beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Saturday night after wasting a two-goal lead late in the third period. Kopecky's shot went past Marek Mazanec high on the glove side, improving Florida's record in shootouts to 5-5. Jonathan Huberdeau scored the first goal in the shootout for Florida. Kopecky...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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