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Scottie Upshall injury: Panthers forward to miss a month

Scottie Upshall appeared to injure his right leg on Thursday night after a fight. It is now being reported that he will likely miss a month.

Joel Auerbach

Florida Panthers forward Scottie Upshall is expected miss several weeks due to a lower-body injury, according to an announcement by head coach Kevin Dineen after practice on Friday afternoon.

According to George Richards of the Miami Herald, the injury is to one of Upshall's ankles and will force him to miss a month worth of games.

It appears as though Upshall sustained the injury during the third period of Thursday night's 6-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets. Near the six minute mark of the period, Upshall landed a punishing blow on Zach Redmond, which James Wright took exception to.

This led to a fight between Upshall and Wright. After the bout, Upshall appeared to be in pain and was favoring his right leg, needing assistance to leave the ice toward the team's dressing room.

Earlier on Thursday, Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel tweeted that Upshall was fine after sitting out practice on Wednesday due to a lower-body injury. While it remains to be seen if the injury he suffered later in the night was related, it certainly seems like that could be the case.