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Panthers C Nick Bjugstad out for Game 5 against Islanders

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NEW YORK (AP) Florida center Nick Bjugstad is out for Game 6 of the Panthers' first-round series against the New York Islanders on Sunday night after sustaining a head injury in the last game.

Bjugstad was injured during the first extra period of the Panthers' 2-1 double-overtime loss at home Friday night when he lost his footing after being hit by an Islanders player and going head-first into the boards. He needed stiches to close a cut on his head.

Bjugstad did not travel with the team to New York and Florida coach Gerard Gallant said he was day to day.

The Panthers trail 3-2 in the series and need a win to force a deciding Game 7 on Tuesday night in Sunrise, Florida.

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Bjugstad had two goals and two assists in the first five games. He finished the regular season with 15 goals and 19 assists in 67 games.