Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov, right, battles for the puck against Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Nam Y. Huh
October 27, 2015

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov won't need surgery to repair his broken right hand, and he's expected to be sidelined two to four weeks.

Barkov's hand was hit with a puck Thursday against the Blackhawks. An MRI on Monday determined the injury wasn't as serious as first feared.

The Panthers were at home against Colorado on Tuesday night.

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