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Knights' Jack Eichel sustains injury but returns

Field Level Media
06 Jun 2023, 12:40 GMT+10

Vegas Golden Knights forward Jack Eichel briefly left Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final late in the second period on Monday night after sustaining an apparent right shoulder injury, but he returned at the start of the third period.

Eichel was skating out of his own zone when the Florida Panthers' Matthew Tkachuk made a hard shoulder-to-shoulder hit near the line that knocked Eichel onto his back and also sent his helmet flying.

Eichel, who assisted on a goal by Jonathan Marchessault in the first period, got up and immediately skated to the locker room while grimacing in pain.

At the start of the third period, Eichel was back on the Vegas bench, and he returned to assist Marchessault again at 2:10 of the third to put the Golden Knights up 5-1.

The assists were Eichel's 15th and 16th in the 2023 postseason, the top total among all players. Eichel also has six goals in 19 playoff games this year after he logged 27 goals and 39 assists in 67 regular-season games.

The Golden Knights were looking to go up 2-0 in the best-of-seven series.

--Field Level Media

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