Panthers lose Kulikov (knee) for 2-4 weeks

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The Panthers will be without the services of d-man Dmitry Kulikov for 2-4 weeks after he suffered a knee injury over the weekend against Tampa Bay, per the Miami Herald.

Kulikov, 25, has already missed time — he sat out Monday’s rematch against the Bolts — and while this week’s MRI showed no significant damage, the Russian rearguard could still miss up to a month of action.

Kulikov has been a lineup fixture this season, appearing in the first 17 games of the season while averaging just under 19 minutes per night.

The former first-round pick won’t require surgery to correct the injury.