Florida Panthers Get Tough Injury News Ahead Of 2nd Round

The Florida Panthers slayed the giant, knocking off the Boston Bruins in a monumental first-round upset. But their second-round preps have gotten off to a tough start, as they've received the news that winger Ryan Lomberg is out "week-to-week."

Panthers head coach Paul Maurice says that Lomberg was initially injured in Game 1 of their 7-game set with the Bruins, but soldiered on for another few games, before being shut down after Game 4. Maurice said, "it got to a point that the doctors felt that 'OK, we're at the point that he could do more damage'."

That decision came following his removal after the 2nd period of that 4th game, following a vicious cross-check to the upper body by Bruins center Pavel Zacha. 

Lomberg was Public Enemy No. 1 in Boston after an incident during Game 2 in which he got Trent Frederic in a choke-hold during a scrum. 

The 28-year-old forward played in all 82 games for the Panthers this season, registering 20 points and 88 penalty minutes in 11:19 TOI. 

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