CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- When asking Florida Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant about the team's formidable fourth line, don't expect his response to come without candor.
"That's not a fourth line," Gallant said adamantly with a smirk after the team's so-called fourth line notched two goals in a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. "It'...
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...
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'...