Finland's Barkov to miss rest of Olympics

The Sports NetworkFebruary 16, 2014 

Sochi, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Team Finland suffered another loss as forward Aleksander Barkov will miss the rest of the 2014 Sochi Olympics with a lower-body injury.

Barkov was hurt in Friday's 6-1 win over Norway, a victory that improved Finland to 2-0 in Group B play. He left in the third period and did not return.

That leaves Finland without another forward ahead of Sunday's matchup with 2-0 Canada for first place in the group. The Finns came into the Winter Games already without forwards Mikko Koivu and Valtteri Filppula due to injury.

The 18-year-old Barkov has eight goals and 24 points in 54 games this NHL season with the Florida Panthers, who selected him second overall in the 2013 draft.

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