The 19-year-old Svechnikov has been one of the Hurricanes' best players this season, and Carolina coach Rod Brind'Amour confirmed he's in the league concussion protocol after the fight. He almost certainly won't play in Thursday's Game 4, and it's unclear if the Hurricanes will have defenseman Calvin de Haan or forward Micheal Ferland, who are both also nursing injuries. After Monday's game, Brind'Amour seemed to criticize Ovechkin for accepting a fight with a player 14 years younger and 40 pounds lighter: "It's tough because I just heard Ovi talk about it; he said our guy challenged him, so if that's the case it's a little different. ... I don't know if there's words exchanged, but one guy's gloves come off way first and that's Ovi's. That's not our guy's."