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It’s hard to imagine anything more scary or painful than taking a hard-hit hockey puck to the head. Unlike a baseball, those vulcanized rubber pucks really don’t give, resulting in a lot of damage to whatever they hit.
In last night’s Red Wings-Lightning matchup, a fast-flying puck made contact with Tampa Bay defenseman Dan Girardi‘s head/neck area, causing him to fall to the ice for several minutes before leaving the game.
— Justin Granit (@JustinGranit) January 8, 2018
Unsurprisingly, Girardi didn’t return to the game, but was later said by Lightning staff to be okay and in stable condition, thankfully.