Florida Panthers forwards Matthew Tkachuk, Aleksandar Barkov, and Carter Verhaeghe
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Florida Panthers' Carter Verhaeghe injured for the rest of the season

Published April 2, 2024 at 7:13 PM

It was confirmed by Florida Panthers head coach Paul Maurice today that forward Carter Verhaeghe has been listed week-to-week with an upper body injury.

The 28-year-old winger is in the midst of the best season of his career, with a whopping 71 points in 75 games this season. He has been a key member of the teams' top-six alongside Sam Reinhart, Matthew Tkachuk, Aleksandar Barkov, Sam Bennett and Vladimir Tarasenko.

Entering the final year of his contract paying him $4.166-million annually, he is expected to receive a massive raise for the 2025-26 season, as projections believe he will cross the $8-million barrier next season. A player like Carter Verhaeghe is sought after by every GM in the league, and he was even listed as one of the best value contracts in the NHL this season.

Carter Verhaeghe to miss the rest of the NHL regular season ahead due to an upper-body injury

It was confirmed by Paul Maurice today - Carter Verhaeghe will miss the rest of the NHL regular season with an upper-body injury, and has officially been listed as week-to-week.

Carter Verhaeghe (upper body) is week to week, per Maurice.

They don't expect him to miss any playoff games, but he might not be ready until Game 1.

This means they will be able to place him on LTIR, giving them roster flexibility if they choose. Hopefully their timeline is accurate, and he will return to the lineup ahead of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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