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...
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February 17, 2014
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...
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...
After taking a hard hit to the head against Slovenia Saturday, Tomas Kopecky is expected to miss the rest of the Olympics with a head injury according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. The hit that felled Kopecky, leaving him wobbly on his feet, brought a one-game suspension for Slovenia's Sabahudan Kovacevic, who was ineligible for Sunday's game against Team USA.
Kopecky is the...
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...
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February 16, 2014
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...
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...
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February 15, 2014
With just seven seconds to go in last night's game Florida's Tomas Kopecky sucker punched Michael Del Zotto in the face after the two battled in front of the net......To which Mike Rupp took exception to and decided to do this......and that is why the Rangers signed Rupp this summer. If you mess with the Rangers skill players you will have to deal with Rupp.And Torts'...
Rangers Basher Mike Rupp got revenge against Tomas Kopecky of the Florida Panthers by pounding him in the face hockey style. Kopecky deserved every bit of that bit down for his cheap shot in front of the goal. This is hockey at its finest! The Rangers won the game 4-1.
Florida Panthers center Tomas Kopecky is expected to face his former team on Thursday.
Signed to a four-year deal in June, Kopecky suffered an apparent charley horse on Monday. He was able to practice on Wednesday without incident.
Kopecky collected 15 goals and 27 assists - both career highs - in 81 games last season with the Blackhawks. He won two Stanley Cups, with the Blackhawks...