Montreal Canadiens’ leading scorer Max Pacioretty has left the game in Florida following a collision with Panthers’ defenseman Dmitry Kulikov.
Following the hit, Pacioretty lost his balance and hit his head on the boards.
The 26-year-old, who leads the Habs with 37 goals and 67 points, appeared dazed as he was helped to the Canadiens bench.
Kulikov received a minor penalty for interference on the play.
Lars Eller has moved into Pacioretty’s spot on a line with David Desharnais and Devante Smith-Pelly.