The Panthers–Senators game was full of injury Monday night.
Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck suffered a gruesome leg injury after he went into the boards with a Senators player. He needed to be stretchered off, and appeared to be in serious pain.
“We don’t know the extent of the injury. We know it’s not going to be a short-term thing," Florida coach Bob Boughner said following the game. "...He’s going to be reassessed, but he’s coming back with us to Tampa Bay and then home to South Florida.”
Trocheck's injury wasn't the first of the night in Ottawa. The game was stopped earlier when a fan suffered a medical emergency toward the end of the first period. Due to the emergency, the remaining 3:37 was played after the first intermission. The fan was treated onsite and then transported to a local hospital.
The 25-year-old Trocheck has three goals and 13 points in 17 games this season. The Panthers won the game, 7–5.