Injured Kopecky Heading Home From Slovakia

Florida's Tomas Kopecky has left Dukla Trencin and is heading back to North America.

Florida Panthers forward Tomas Kopecky (picture above in Panthers garb) has left Dukla Trencin of Slovakia's Extraliga with an apparent shoulder injury. Kopecky sat out Sunday's game against HK Poprad but returned to action on Tuesday against SHK 37 Piestany. The seriousness of the injury is unknown at this point. Kopecky played four games for the Slovak club, scoring two goals while adding two assists and finishing with a +2 rating . Marcel Goc, Dmitry Kulikov and Jack Skille are now the only Panthers currently playing in Europe.