Vincent Trocheck is a warrior.
"It’s just the feeling that if the season was going to end, I didn’t want to be in the stands," he said, according to NHL.com's Michael Smith.
Trocheck suffered the injury in Game 2 of the series when he collided with teammate Warren Foegele.
The 27-year-old missed Games 3 and 4 but returned for Game 5, which ended up being Carolina's last of the season. The injury won't require offseason surgery, Trocheck added.
Trocheck recorded 43 points in 47 games during the regular season and added two goals and one assist in nine postseason contests.