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Eichel injured vs. Panthers after blocking shot with arm

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Vegas Golden Knights forward Jack Eichel missed the third period of Thursday's 5-3 win against the Florida Panthers due to an upper-body injury, the team announced.

Eichel blocked a shot with his arm late in the second period and briefly went to the locker room. He returned to the ice shortly after but didn't come out for the third period.

The Golden Knights have been dealing with a slew of injuries as of late and had lost five straight games entering play. The team currently has a handful of players sidelined, including Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty, Reilly Smith, Alec Martinez, Robin Lehner, and Brayden McNabb.

Eichel has been one of Vegas' most productive forwards since making his debut with the club last month. Including Thursday's brief outing, he has five goals and five assists in 15 games.

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