2:06PM: David Quinn said that the injury keeping Panarin out for the rest of the season occurred as a result of the Wilson incident.
1:33PM: The Rangers have confirmed that Panarin, along with Jacob Trouba and Ryan Lindgren, are out for the rest of the season.
8:43 AM: Elliotte Friedman tweeted early this morning that “preliminary word” is that Artemi Panarin will not play in the final three games of the Rangers season.
Panarin was thrown to the ice by Tom Wilson of the Capitals on two separate occasions during an altercation in the second period.
Wilson was given four minutes in roughing penalties and a ten-minute misconduct.
Panarin was assessed a roughing penalty and then did not play again. The team announced that Panarin would miss the third period with a lower-body injury.
After the game, David Quinn said that it was “fortunate” that Panarin was not seriously injured and that “you have one of the star players in the league now who could have gotten seriously, seriously hurt in that incident. You saw what happened, it happens time and time again with him and it’s totally unnecessary. You all saw what happened, it’s just zero respect for the game and the players and everybody involved.”
Panarin also did not skate yesterday morning with what the team called maintenance, but he had two assists in 10:40 of ice time prior to the incident.
Adam Rotter: Whether Panarin is able to play or not, there is no reason for him to suit up again this season. He’s clearly been playing through something as it is, and while I’m sure he’d prefer to play as opposed to having his body slammed to the ice by Tom Wilson, there is no reason. The Rangers are out of it and Panarin can get an early start in preparing for next season and the Rangers can use his minutes to spread around to other players in the final three games.