Capitals’ Richard Panik, Jonas Seigenthaler Leave Second Period Of Wednesday’s 4-3 Win Over Maple Leafs Following Collision

Washington Capitals forward Richard Panik and defenseman Jonas Seigenthaler both left the second period of Wednesday’s 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs with upper-body injuries and neither returned.

Panik and Seigenthaler collided with each other in the final minute of second period. Seigenthaler showed signs of pain on the bench, holding his left shoulder.

The team said that both will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

The good news for the Capitals is that Michal Kempny, who has not played since March 20 and underwent hamstring surgery on April 2, is likely going to return over the weekend.

The Capitals host the New York Rangers on Friday night (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington).

If Kempny is unavailable against the Rangers, the Capitals will likely have to recall a defenseman, maybe Martin Fehervary, prior to the game. Center Nic Dowd would likely draw into the open forward spot.

Given the team’s tight salary cap situation, making a move may require some additional maneuvering.

By Harrison Brown

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9 Responses to Capitals’ Richard Panik, Jonas Seigenthaler Leave Second Period Of Wednesday’s 4-3 Win Over Maple Leafs Following Collision

  1. Anonymous says:

    Calling up Boyd and Fehervary would make the team better.

  2. hockeydruid says:

    NA Boyd is just another version of Stephenson. Fehervary is good and no need to waste his first year by bringing him back. If you looking to improve this team start with getting rid of Hagelin and Stephenson/Boyd. I think it is really a shame that they let Riley Barber fo yet kept Boyd and stephenson as neither offers any scoring where Barber could scoe. As much s I like Oshie I dont see keeping him past the expansion draft. He will soon be 33 and with his injury history not worth keeping around until 2025. This team is getting old and needs some high draft picks that players like Oshie, Holtby and Orlov would bring and also the salary cap relief. There has to be a rebuild and now is the time to start. Lets see what the guys in Hershey can do here. Or is the GM going to wait until Ovechkins’ contract is up and then start the rebuild. There are 6 players on this roster who only belong on the 4th line yet due to salary cap issues and players not playing up to potential and sluggish start they are playing on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th lines.

    • Anonymous says:

      You know what they say about opinions…. but I think Boyd is better than Stephenson and is cheaper. Stats don’t mean everything but Boyd had 20 points +6 rating last year Stephenson had 11 points and a -13 rating. Boyd played less games and was a 4th line while Stephenson was a 3rd line meaning Boyd had less ice time per game. Boyd has very good ice vision and was the #7 forward for the capitals in terms of effectiveness.
      Boyd does need to work on his FO%.
      I don’t understand managements love with Stephenson, he had a good training camp but is back to his same self as last year. I agree with the below comments Hagelin and Panik are playing much higher on the lines and getting paid way more than they should be.
      Management needs to make some tough decisions and clear up some cap space so they can make moves. But its easy to sit on a couch and give an opinion.

    • Anonymous says:

      I could see Oshie being the figure head player for Seattle. Perfect fit.

  3. Day One Caps Fan says:

    I like HockeyDruid’s analysis: Critical and Bitter, just like me! Very accurate HockeyDruid, reminds Caps fans that they have a BOATLOAD of “passengers” this season. Stephenson, Panik, Hagelin, and Dowd, put them together and you have a whole lot of ZEROs in the goal column, a grand total of three points between them. That’s through eight games. But no worries, Reirden & Co. Coaching Crew has it all under control.

    It will be good to get Michal Kempny back on the blueline. #78 has performed admirably but will be sent back to Hershey, probably forever.

    Disappointing start to 2019-2020. And Caps are 4-2-2! It’s still a downer. We were expecting some domination – forget it. Caps have a sieve for a defense. Sammy is The Man right now. SHAME on the Caps Goofy Coaching Staff if they sit Sammy to let poor little Braden Hole-by “find his game.” Wish he would find his game in the KHL.

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