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O’Reilly Taken Off On A Stretcher

added 9:48pm, video of the incident below…

update 9:32pm, Good news! via Michael Russo tweet,

Confirmed, O’Reilly able to move extremities, taken to Regions for precautionary reasons

via Michael Russo tweets (newest to oldest),

Sheldon Burns now out there, All three #mnwild doctors out now with O’Reilly half a minute ago via TweetDeck

Paramedics now coming out (O’Reilly) 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Wild doctors Dan Peterson and Joel Boyd out now to aid O’Reilly. Not good 3 minutes ago via TweetDeck

O’Reilly injured. Went head first into boards awkwardly. Can’t tell if he tripped over Cullen’s stick 4 minutes ago via TweetDeck

added 9:18pm, via Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

Say your prayers, folks, for Ryan O’Reilly. The Avalanche center crashed into the boards a few minutes ago, his head and neck going awkwardly into the boards after trying to play a puck against Minnesota’s Matt Cullen on a Wild power play.

He is being wheeled off on a stretcher, his body immobilized. He did not move any limbs or give any thumbs up or anything as he was being carried off.

Let’s just hope for the best. More details as they emerge.

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Evilpens's avatar

UUUGGGHHH !!! Thoughts & Prayers to Him !! sick

Posted by Evilpens on 01/15/11 at 12:30 AM ET


Looks like he toe-picked on the back of the skate of the Wild player…

Posted by tigerjeb on 01/15/11 at 12:59 AM ET

hockeychic's avatar

Glad that he is moving his extremities.  How scary!

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 01/15/11 at 01:19 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

Get well soon. I hope the precautionary hospital stay is just that and he’s skating again this week.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 01/15/11 at 02:22 AM ET


Matt Duchene tweeted that he was on the charter flight back home with the rest of the team.

Posted by Susan on 01/15/11 at 07:02 AM ET

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