Leafs’ Paul Ranger Stretchered Off Ice After Hit From Alex Killorn (Video)
Unfortunately, Aroldis Chapman wasn’t the only athlete from one of North America’s four major sports leagues to be stretchered off the playing surface last night.
Paul Ranger of the Toronto Maple Leafs was also the victim of such misfortune after he was hit from behind by Alex Killorn late in the first period of last night’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
After being attended to by medical personnel for several minutes, Rangers was stretchered off the ice to a loud ovation from the Air Canada Centre crowd. He was then taken to a local hospital, where he is said to be “stable, conscious, and alert.”
As for Killorn, he was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct, however, the NHL has already stated there will be no further discipline.
Is that the right call by the NHL’s department of player safety? Watch the video below and judge for yourself:
Hat Tip – [TSN]