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No update on Barkov after Game 2 injury from Draisaitl hit

Aleksander Barkov Florida Panthers Aleksander Barkov - Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images

The status of Florida Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov is unclear after he left Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final midway through the third period after a high hit from Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl.

Barkov stayed down on the ice after taking the hit from Draisaitl at the 10:32 mark of the period and was eventually helped into the dressing room by the team’s training staff.

Draisaitl was assessed a minor penalty for roughing on the play.

After the game, Panthers head coach Paul Maurice said there was no update on Barkov's condition.

“I don’t think there was anything dirty about it,” Draisaitl said post-game. “I don’t know, maybe I got him a little high, but certainly not any intent to injure or anything like that.”

Barkov has appeared in 19 playoff games this postseason for the Panthers and has six goals and 13 assists.

He played 17:47 before exiting the game on Monday.