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Bjugstad leaves Game 5 with injury

Panthers forward hit boards in second overtime against Islanders

by NHL.com @nhl / NHL.com

Florida Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad left Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the New York Islanders 1:49 into the second overtime after he hit his face against the boards.

Bjugstad was playing the puck with Islanders forward Shane Prince nearby. Bjugstad fell face-first where the glass meets the boards and then remained on the ice for several minutes.

He left the ice with assistance holding a towel on the left side of his face.

The game was tied 1-1, and the best-of-7 series is tied 2-2.

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