Panthers' Duclair likely out a week to 10 days with upper-body injury

Florida Panthers forward Anthony Duclair gets tripped up by Detroit Red Wings goalie Thomas Greiss as he drives the net, falls and slams into the boards and leaves the game.

The Florida Panthers' injuries continue to mount.

Panthers coach Joel Quenneville told reporters post-game that forward Anthony Duclair, who suffered an upper-body injury after a hard spill into the boards during the team's 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, will likely be sidelined a week to 10 days.

Duclair was hurt with just seconds left on the clock in the second period as he faked a shot on Red Wings goalie Thomas Greiss, who clipped him on a pokecheck as the Panthers winger drove the net, sending the native of Pointe-Claire, Que., flying into the boards.

The 25-year-old stayed down on the ice, writhing in pain and clutching his left shoulder.

Duclair's injury is the latest in a string of absences plaguing the Panthers' lineup. Most notably, the 23-9-4 Panthers lost star defenceman Aaron Ekblad to a devastating leg injury that will sideline him 12 weeks after surgery Monday, while Aleksander Barkov continues to nurse a lower-body injury.

Duclair has 15 points in 28 games after joining Florida on a one-year deal in the off-season.

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