Scary Scene As Tampa Bay Lightning Defenseman Dan Girardi Takes Slap-Shot To The Head (VIDEO)

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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.

Unsurprisingly, Girardi didn’t return to the game, but was later said by Lightning staff to be okay and in stable condition, thankfully.

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