Tomas Kopecky RW FLA 19 Days
More is expected to be known about the status of Tomas Kopecky's "upper-body injury" on Friday.
The medical staff of the Florida Panthers will examine him today. Kopecky may not play much, or at all, down the stretch for his NHL club after it's believed that he suffered a concussion while skating for Slovakia at the Winter Olympics.
Tomas Kopecky RW FLA 23 Days
According to team spokesman Tomas Stulajter, Slovakia's Tomas Kopecky has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2014 Winter Games because of an upper-body injury.
He was struck in the head by an elbow from Slovenia's Sabahudin Kovacevic, who received a one-game suspension for the infraction, during the first period of Saturday's contest. Kopecky may have suffered a concussion on the play.
Tomas Kopecky RW FLA 24 Days
Tomas Kopecky isn't playing in Slovakia's game on Sunday due to a possible head injury.
Kopecky was elbowed by Slovenia defenseman Sabahudin Kovacevic during Saturday's contest. The question now is if Kopecky was held out for precautionary reasons or if he's sustained a concussion.
Tomas Kopecky RW FLA 25 Days
Slovakian forward Tomas Kopecky left Saturday's 3-1 loss to Slovenia after being elbowed in the head in the first period.
He was elbowed by Slovenia defenseman Sabahudin Kovacevic, who will face a review regarding the hit. It is possible Kopecky sustained a concussion and his status for Sunday's game against Russia is questionable.
Tomas Kopecky RW FLA 1 Month
Slovakia's bronze-medal loss to Finland at the 2010 Olympic Games still stings Tomas Kopecky.
"I still kind of think about it," Kopecky said of the 5-3 loss to Finland after Slovakia had a 3-1 lead going into the third period. "We played such a great tournament and a great game until going into the third. I remember that game like it was yesterday. You realize how fortunate you are to play in a game like that. Losing is such a bummer but it makes you an even better hockey player to realize how tough it is to play the Olympics at the highest level. I still didn't get over that game." He'll represent the Slovaks again in Sochi.