March 18, 2013
The Florida Panthers have had too many injuries to deal with this season to keep up with. During last night's 4-3 loss to the Islanders, two more players left the game with injuries.
As George Richards of On Frozen Pond shares, both George Parros and Ed Jovanovski left the game and did not return thanks to separate ailments.
Parros was injured in a fight with Eric Boulton while Jovanovski left with an undisclosed injury in the second period. Proving that life in Florida is extra cruel, it Jovanovski's first game back after missing the last 22 with a lower-body injury. Coach Kevin Dineen says they'll have an announcement on his injury on Monday.
Stranger still, the Panthers came away lucky to only lose those two players as both Jonathan Huberdeau (wrist) and Peter Mueller (lower body) were banged up during the game but hung in long enough to keep playing/avoid the bogeyman. Going into last night's game, the Panthers had seven players on injured reserve.
What ever deal the Panthers made to get in the playoffs and win the Southeast Division last year is being cashed in on this time around.