On Monday, they got some.
Barkov’s injury won’t require surgery, per the Miami Herald, meaning he’ll be able to return to the lineup once he’s got the strength to properly grip his stick (estimated 2-4 weeks).
With Barkov out, the Panthers will turn to another good youngster — Nick Bjugstad — as their No. 1 pivot.
Per the Herald, here’s what the new lines could look like: