What does Bryan McCabe's injury mean for the Panthers?

The Panthers announced Monday that team captain Bryan McCabe would miss 4 to 6 weeks after taking a puck off his face in Saturday's game against the New Jersey Devils. McCabe was already playing with a broken finger. The Panthers, while still out of a playoff spot, have played at a more consistent level in this, McCabe's second season as captain, than in the previous several year.

What does Bryan McCabe's absence mean for the Panthers?

Nothing. The players are still playing for jobs and the team's other leaders will pick up the slack.40
They'll be better. McCabe isn't really captain material.5
They'll be worse. They'll miss his presence; and he's fourth in points.51
Complete collapse. The fragile Panthers won't be able to stand this latest blow.3
Who cares? He's getting traded at the deadline. They might as well get used to it.21