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Panthers’ Kulikov offered an in-person hearing for hit on Seguin


Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov has been offered an in-person hearing for his hit on Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin Friday night.

Kulikov was assessed a five minute major and a game misconduct for clipping on the play.

Since the 24-year-old has been offered an in-person hearing his suspension can exceed five games.

“It’s a dirty shot. It’s just something that ends up taking your best player out of the game,” said Stars coach Lindy Ruff postgame. “Not only out of the game, it is taking him out of the lineup for a little while for us.

“(We will) just let the league deal with it. I used to yell and scream about it but that doesn’t do any good. It’s just a shot that didn’t need to happen.”

The Stars announced Saturday that Seguin has been placed in injured reserve with a lower body injury.

According to Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News, Seguin suffered a knee injury and could miss 2-4 weeks.

In anticipation of Kulikov’s suspension the Panthers are expected to recall defenseman Shane O’Brien from the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage.

Kulikov has not been suspended previously.

‘I try to forget Calgary,’ says Panthers’ O’Brien on facing the Flames

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After getting sent down to the minors during the 2013-14 season and bought out in the summer, Shane O’Brien isn’t speaking too favorably about his time with the Calgary Flames.

According to George Richards of the Miami Herald, O’Brien, who has struggled to maintain a regular spot in the NHL the last few years, will be in the lineup Friday when the Panthers take on the Flames.

“I try to forget Calgary,” O’Brien, the 31-year-old defenseman, told the Sun Sentinel. “But there’s good guys in that locker room, too. … The hockey world is small. Any time you go to a new team I’ve been lucky to play with good guys that embrace me right away in training camp. I felt part of [this] team right away.

“Obviously, the back end has been healthy and that’s good for them, not too good for me, but it is what it is. … It’s an opportunity they’re given me right now and I’ll do the best I can.”

O’Brien has played three games for the Panthers since getting recalled from AHL San Antonio. He has one assist.

Panthers recall defenseman Shane O’Brien

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The Florida Panthers recalled defenseman Shane O’Brien on Thursday the club announced.

The 31-year-old has five goals and 13 points in 19 games this season with the American Hockey League’s San Antonio Rampage.

O’Brien has been recalled because of concerns surrounding the health of rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad.

The 18-year-old missed practice Thursday due to soreness.

O’Brien has yet to appear in an NHL game with the Panthers season. Florida invited O’Brien to camp on a tryout and signed him to a one-year, $650,000 contract on Oct. 6.

He last appeared in an NHL game with the Calgary Flames in January.

Florida continues its’ three-game road trip Friday night in Detroit.