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      Barkov (lower body) will be a game-time decision Wednesday but is likely in.

      Head coach Paul Maurice expressed that Barkov will likely return to the lineup on Wednesday against the Arizona Coyotes, barring any unforeseen changes. Barkov has missed the last three games with a lower-body injury and was on a tear before he left the lineup, scoring seven points (0G / 7A) in his last five games.

      Source: George Richards 01/24/24, 11:14 am EST

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      Barkov (lower body) will be out Friday vs. Minnesota.

      The positive news for the Panthers is that Barkov will not miss extended time, but he will not be available for Friday's contest against the Minnesota Wild, missing a second straight game due to a lower-body injury. Before his injury, Barkov was producing at a torrid pace, scoring 16 points, all assists, in his last 11 games. Anton Lundell is expected to skate on the top line alongside Sam Reinhart in his absence.

      Source: Doug Plagens 01/19/24, 11:00 am EST

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      Barkov (lower body) is out short-term and will not play Wednesday vs. Detroit.

      The positive news for the Panthers is that Barkov will not miss extended time, but he will not be available for Wednesday's contest against the Detroit Red Wings due to a lower-body injury. Before his injury, Barkov was producing at a torrid pace, scoring 16 points, all assists, in his last 11 games. Anton Lundell is expected to skate on the top line alongside Sam Reinhart in his absence.

      Source: Doug Plagens 01/17/24, 11:07 am EST

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      Barkov left Thursday's game with an upper-body injury and did not return.

      Barkov took an elbow up high from Alec Martinez in the first period of Thursday's 4-1 win in Vegas. Barkov left after playing just 4:54 TOI and did not return to the game. In addition to Barkov, the Panthers also lost Evan Rodrigues in the game, which could leave them shorthanded up-front for Saturday's game in Colorado. Head coach Paul Maurice said he expects to have an update on Barkov on Friday.

      Source: David Dwork 01/5/24, 9:45 am EST

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      Aleksander Barkov (knee) returned to practice Friday and is expected to return Friday vs. Winnipeg.

      After missing two games with a knee injury, Barkov was a full participant at practice and should return to the lineup on Friday against the Winnipeg Jets. Barkov is expected to return to his familiar place on the Panthers' top line with Sam Reinhart and Evan Rodrigues. Before his injury, Barkov was lighting it up with 11 points (5G / 6A) in his last 10 games.

      Source: Colby Guy 11/24/23, 10:57 am EST

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      Aleksander Barkov (knee) is expected to miss a second-straight game after not practicing Wednesday.

      Barkov did not practice on Wednesday, indicating he will likely miss his second consecutive game due to a knee injury. Barkov has been terrific this season, tallying 17 points (6G / 11A) in 16 games playing predominantly alongside Sam Reinhart on the Panthers' top line. Anton Lundell will move up to the top line, centring Eetu Luostarinen and the previously mentioned Reinhart.

      Source: Jameson Olive 11/22/23, 10:38 am EST

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      Barkov (lower-body) will not play on Monday.

      Barkov left Friday's game in Anaheim following a knee-on-knee hit and did not return. He was not on the ice for Sunday's practice and will not play Monday, but head coach Paul Maurice said they "got lucky with it" and that he's only day-to-day. Anton Lundell moved up to the top line in Sunday's practice session.

      Source: Jameson Olive 11/19/23, 12:44 pm EST

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      Aleksander Barkov (illness) will return to the Panthers' lineup Saturday vs. Seattle.

      Barkov will return to the Panthers' lineup on Saturday after missing their previous game with an undisclosed illness. Over his last four seasons, Barkov has never played more than 68 games. The Panthers and their fans alike will hope this most recent absence was a one-off as he is off to a great start this season, tallying six points (1G / 5A) in five games.

      Source: Katie Engleson 10/27/23, 1:11 pm EST

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      Aleksander Barkov (illness) did not practice Thursday and is a game-time decision Saturday vs. Seattle.

      Barkov was a late scratch from the Panthers' previous game Tuesday vs. San Jose due to illness and did not practice Thursday making his a game-time decision Saturday vs. Seattle. The 28-year-old has started the season off with some jump as he has a goal, five assists, 13 SOG, two PIMs, and a +5 plus/minus through five games so far in 2023-24.

      Source: Colby Guy 10/26/23, 11:05 am EST

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      Barkov (illness) is not on the ice for warmups and is expected to miss Tuesday's game against the Sharks.

      Barkov was a surprise scratch from Tuesday's lineup with the team not announcing his absence prior to warmups. The team alluded to an illness going around the room that could affect the availability of some players, but there was no indication that Barkov was in any danger of missing tonight's game. Anton Lundell will move up the lineup and skate alongside Evan Rodrigues and Sam Reinhart at 5v5, while Carter Verhaeghe is likely to take the vacant spot on Florida's top power-play unit.

      Source: George Richards 10/24/23, 7:44 pm EST

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      Aleksander Barkov (undisclosed) was a full participant in morning skate and is expected back in. the Panthers' lineup ahead of Game 4.

      Barkov left Game 3 with an undisclosed injury after just 3:51 TOI and his status for Game 4 was originally up in the air before head coach Paul Maurice confirmed Wednesday that the Panthers' captain would be joining the lineup ahead of their matchup vs. Vegas. It is a massive sigh of relief for the Panthers as the 27-year-old had four goals, eight assists, 40 SOG, eight PIMs and a +6 plus/minus through 15 playoff games so far this year.

      Source: Jameson Olive 05/24/23, 11:39 am EST

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