Panarin’s availability for Rangers’ closing three video games in jeopardy

Following his departure from Monday’s recreation towards the Washington Capitals with a lower-body damage, the preliminary perception is that Artemi Panarin will not play the remainder of the season, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman has realized.

New York Rangers head coach David Quinn stated his star ahead was “OK” after the sport, suggesting Panarin had not been significantly injured. New York has solely three video games left in its common season and has been eradicated from post-season rivalry, making even a short-term absence for Panarin sufficient to probably preserve him out the remainder of the yr.

Panarin left Monday’s recreation halfway by way of the second interval, following an on-ice brawl incited by Capitals ahead Tom Wilson.

The complete incident occurred shortly after Capitals goalie Vitek Vanecek saved a Rangers shot. With a number of gamers jostling within the crease, Wilson started punching Pavel Buchnevich, who was facedown on the ice, at the back of his head. Within the ensuing shoving, Wilson threw Panarin to the ice a number of occasions.

Wilson was assessed 4 penalty minutes for roughing together with a 10-minute misconduct. Wilson flexed after making his approach to the penalty field, an obvious present of delight in his actions. Buchnevich and Panarin had been each given two-minute roughing minors.

“All of us noticed it. There are traces that may’t be crossed on this recreation and it is simply zero respect to the sport basically,” Quinn stated after the sport, when discussing Wilson’s actions. “You may have one of many star gamers on this league now, who might have gotten significantly harm in that incident. You noticed what occurred. And you understand, it occurs time and time once more with him. It is simply completely pointless.”

The NHL has not but stated whether or not a listening to for Wilson will happen.

Panarin had two assists in 10:40 of ice time earlier than being compelled to go away. In 42 video games with the Rangers this season, the 29-year-old has 17 targets and 41 assists.

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