Leafs lose Panik to upper-body injury

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Richard Panik scored a goal against the Florida Panthers on Sunday, but he won’t be able to finish today’s game.

The 23-year-old suffered an upper-body injury, with TSN’s Jonas Siegel noting some concussion worries:

Florida’s Scottie Upshall delivered the hit that hurt Panik. Video of the check¬†will be added to this post if it becomes available. (You can view it via this link.)

It’s that much more of a shame because Panik was getting a boost in the form of better linemates, something he commented upon today.

He provided the first tally in a six-goal second period between the two teams: