Florida Panthers forward Evgenii Dadonov had an MRI on Sunday to examine his shoulder after he exited Saturday’s loss to Chicago in the third period, coach Bob Boughner said. Boughner said he expected the injury to “be something a little longer than shorter,” meaning a potential extended absence for Dadonov. When asked if something longer meant weeks or months, Boughner said he was not sure. “Don’t know that yet, we got to get the MRI back,” Boughner said. “So, let’s hope weeks.” Dadonov left the game with 7:50 left in the third period after a hit by Chicago’s Cody Franson in front of the net after a Dadonov shot. He was slow to skate to the bench before heading to the dressing room shortly after. He didn’t return to the game. Dadonov will not be on Florida’s trip to New Jersey and New York on Monday and Tuesday, and the injury will create a sizable hole in the Panthers’ offense. Dadonov is fourth on the team with 18 points on seven goals and 11 assists. He’s helped solidify the top line and — next to Aleksander Barkov and Jonathan Huberdeau — turned the trio into one of the NHL’s best. Dadonov entered this season as Jaromir Jagr’s replacement after the Panthers didn’t resign Jagr in the offseason.
Panthers forward Evgenii Dadonov could miss extended time with shoulder injury
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Nov 27