Panthers’ Barkov out vs. Maple Leafs, gets promising MRI results

Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov (16), of Finland, skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, in Washington. (Nick Wass/AP)

Florida Panthers fans can breathe a sigh of relief.

Results from an MRI on star centre Aleksander Barkov‘s knee have come back “all good.” But he won’t play against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday.

Barkov, 24, was hurt during the Panthers’ 4-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday after taking a hit from behind from defenceman Shea Weber in the second period.

The second-overall pick in 2013 has 16 goals and 54 points in 49 games this season.

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