Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad will likely miss the rest of the season and the playoffs after surgery to repair a lower body fracture. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Ekblad sustained the injury after a hit from Dallas defenseman Esa Lindell. It's a huge blow for fantasy owners as Ekblad had a sterling 22 points on the season (11 goals, 11 assists.) He can safely be dropped in all non-keeper formats.