Florida Panthers Winger Shut Down For Rest Of Series

Florida Panthers head coach Paul Maurice has now confirmed that forward Ryan Lomberg is done for the remainder of their first-round series with the Boston Bruins.

“We’ll move him from day-to-day to ‘he won’t play the rest of the series’,” Maurice said.

Lomberg was roughed up in an incident in Game 4:

Bruins center Pavel Zacha took a roughing penalty in Game 4 for this play in which he hammered Lomberg in the chest/neck area with a cross-check. Lomberg played in the second period but was out for Game 5 and now will sit the remainder of the series—be it one game or two. 

Of course, Lomberg himself didn't make any friends in Beantown after choking Trent Frederic during a scrum in Game 2, and becoming a prime target of Bruins' players and fans since then.  

The 28-year-old winger played in all 82 games for the Panthers this season, gathering 20 points and 88 penalty minutes, while registering just over 11 minutes TOI.

The Panthers will try to stave off elimination Friday night in Game 6, trailing the heavily-favored Bruins 3-2 in the series. 

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