Trocheck (ankle) is showing up on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. Trocheck has no timetable for his return. The prolific offensive producer underwent surgery this past Wednesday to repair his fractured ankle, so the Cats will have to continue relying more on the likes of Jared McCan and Juho Lammikko in the bottom six, while Aleksander Barkov and Nick Bjugstad operate on the scoring lines as usual.
Trocheck underwent surgery to repair a fractured ankle and is out indefinitely. While Trocheck faces a long recovery, it's certainly a good sign that the team is still expecting him to be available before the end of the season. If the Panthers can make the playoffs -- they are currently last in the Atlantic Division -- the return of the all-star center would certainly bolster their chances of making a deep run. While the transaction hasn't officially happened, Trocheck will no doubt be placed on injured reserve soon.
Trocheck will require surgery on his injured leg and is expected to be out long term, per Darren Dreger of TSN. While the team has yet to provide an update, the fact that Trocheck had to be stretched off the ice, combined with the need for surgery, would seem to indicate the center is at risk of losing the rest of the 2018-19 campaign. Prior to getting hurt, the Pittsburgh native racked up 14 points in 18 games, although he was bogged down in an 11-game goal drought. Jared McCann will likely slot into a top-six role with Trocheck sidelined.
Trocheck (lower body) was taken out of the game in Ottawa on a stretcher Monday, George Richards of The Athletic reports. Trocheck took a nasty spill into the boards and stayed down, appearing to be in serious pain. The 25-year-old is likely going to miss some time with the injury.
Trocheck ended his night a minus-5 as the Panthers got blown out 7-3 by the Blue Jackets on Thursday. The minus-5 rating is a career worst for Trocheck as the Blue Jackets opened the floodgates in the third period. He did manage to tally an assist during the game to give him 13 points in 16 games.
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