Florida Panthers hang on to beat Stars after Aaron Ekblad goes down with scary leg injury

Aaron Ekblad knew as soon as he landed something was wrong. The defenseman landed awkwardly on his left leg after taking a hit from Esa Lindell against the boards at American Airlines Arena and immediately grabbed at his left knee when he crumpled to the ground. He pounded the ice and summoned for help. At least half a dozen of his teammates surrounded him when he finally left the ice on a stretcher. The Florida Panthers eventually beat the Dallas Stars, 4-1, on Sunday in Dallas, but they skated the final 31:02 with shell-shocked faces and the health of their top defenseman on their minds. The…

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