On Thursday night, the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers game got a little feisty within the first twenty minutes. Hurricanes forward Radek Dvorak ran right through Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo which ended both of the players night early.
Dvorak was given a game misconduct and ejected from the game, while Luongo left the ice with an injury.
Luongo is not expected to return to the game, according to NHL.com.
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The collision did not appear to be intentional or malicious. Instead, it was simply Dvorak trying to make a play with a defender in close pursuit.
We will update you on Luongo’s condition as more information becomes available.