Panarin, who was thrown onto the ice several times by Wilson during the skirmish, left the game with what the team called a lower body injury.
Rangers head coach David Quinn confirmed to reporters on Tuesday that Panarin will not return to the squad’s roster this season and that the injury was the result of what happened in Monday’s game. .
Quinn also expressed disappointment with the punishment, or lack thereof, inflicted on Wilson as a result of the brawl. Wilson was fined $ 5,000 by the NHL Department of Player Safety for abusing Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich.
“To me, anyone in hockey – certainly everyone in our organization – is very disappointed,” Quinn said. “We certainly thought that warranted a suspension. We’re just really disappointed. A line was crossed: Guy did not have his helmet, vulnerable, he was injured. For me, it was a huge deal to put it on hold. “
The whole incident happened after Capitals goaltender Vitek Vanecek saved a shot in the second period. As the players scrambled into the Washington area, Wilson started punching Buchnevich, who was face down on the ice, in the back of the head. In the scramble that followed, Wilson slammed Panarin onto the ice several times.
Wilson was fined four minutes for brutality and 10 minutes of misconduct.
Panarin had two assists in 10:40 am of ice time on Monday before being forced to leave. In 42 games for the Rangers this season, the 29-year-old has 17 goals and 41 assists.
– With files from The Associated Press