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Panthers' Matthias leaves briefly with injury

Saturday, 03.23.2013 / 8:31 PM / News

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

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Panthers' Matthias leaves briefly with injury
Panthers forward Shawn Matthias left Saturday's game against the New Jersey Devils briefly after being hit in the face with a deflected puck.
NEWARK, N.J. -- As if the Florida Panthers needed yet another injury to a key player,  forward Shawn Matthias left Saturday's game against the New Jersey Devils briefly after being hit in the face with a deflected puck 9:56 into the second period.
 
Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov took a shot from the right circle that appeared to be blocked by Devils forward Ryan Carter before hitting Matthias in the face. Matthias left the game on his own power. He returned at the start of the third period with several stitches above his left eye.
 
Matthias has nine goals and 12 points in 31 games this season.
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