Artemi Panarin OUT against the Islanders

10:19PM: David Quinn spoke after the game on Panarin and said:

  • On Panarin, “he has an upper body issue and 50/50 throughout the afternoon on whether he was going to play, by the end it just didn’t seem like the right thing to do. We don’t think it’s long-term, that is the update.”
  • On Panarin’s injury, “it’s probably five days. He’s had an issue before with this and it reoccurred.”
  • Could he have pushed through, “it just didn’t get a lot better. He was a game-time decision against Columbus and he played and it didn’t get any better.”
  • How different is your team without Panarin, “very. One game makes a difference, especially a guy who is a superstar. With him in the lineup our lineup looks a lot different. The other team has to pay attention to him and he makes the two linemates, in essence you lose three players because the two guys he isn’t playing with aren’t as good without him there. It’s a blow but every team goes through injuries. We’ve been fortunate in a lot of ways with injuries this year. I was confident we could win this hockey game without him and we could have but we are obviously a much better team with him.”
  • Will he go to the All-Star game, “Jeff and JD are dealing with that now.”

6:45PM: Artemi Panarin will miss tonight’s game against the Islanders. (MSG)

Panarin has been hampered with an upper body injury for the last week or so and did not practice on Sunday. (Brooks)





David Quinn was asked before the game if Panarin’s upper-body injury was hampering him and said “maybe a little bit, maybe a little bit.” (NYR)

Pavel Buchnevich will skate in Panarin’s spot with Ryan Strome and Jesper Fast. (Stephenson)

This is the first game Panarin has missed this season.