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Paul Ranger Stretchered Off The Ice In Toronto

What Simmons writes seems to be the consensus of those who are commenting on the hit.

Ranger turned at the last second which certainly did not help, but it was still a bad decision by Killorn to make the hit from behind in the first place.

Ranger was seen moving his legs a few times while laying face down on the ice.

Killorn did receive five for boarding and a game.

added 8:10pm, video of the hit below...

added 8:19pm, A longer version of the incident has alslo been added below...



added 8:19pm, A longer version of the incident....


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The majority of the media, including TSN in between periods, feel their was no intent to injure many felt Ranger turned into the hit but of course the NHL will look at the hit.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/19/14 at 08:03 PM ET

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TSN reports Ranger still in dressing room being evaluated.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/19/14 at 08:08 PM ET

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Paul Ranger was taken to local hospital for precautionary assessment this evening during tonight’s game. He is stable, conscious and alert.

-via Leafs PR.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/19/14 at 08:55 PM ET


its always awkward when the stretcher gets an applause. I’m not sure what the correct reaction should be…so i guess clapping.

Posted by brians neck on 03/19/14 at 09:04 PM ET


I think it is pretty simple.

1. Killorn is watching those numbers from the blue line.

2. It looks pretty clear that he had intent on hitting him (:40-:41).

3. The turn makes this worse, but there is no reason for Killorn to be hitting a player like that (note #1).

Posted by fromdowntown on 03/19/14 at 09:56 PM ET

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the worst part is that rather than race for the puck and try to make a play, kilorn coasts the last 3-5 feet tracking ranger, then still goes high while seeing only numbers. intent shouldn’t matter; this was reckless and deserves suspension.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 03/19/14 at 11:16 PM ET

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At this point in time, no talk of a hearing for Killorn.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/20/14 at 08:30 AM ET

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Agreed HockeytownOverhaul.
Yes, Killorn was following him in, but if Ranger doesn’t curl, it’s a rub-out to the shoulder.
What boggles my mind is that Ranger looked over his shoulder before curling into the boards.

I never used to believe the theory that some players did that on purpose to draw a penalty.
But this almost looked completely blatant on Rangers part to put himself in a dangerous position.

Saying that, I hope Ranger’s okay. Fast recovery sir.

Posted by Hank1974 on 03/20/14 at 11:01 AM ET


That’s about as routine a hit as you’ll see in an NHL game. Ranger saw Killorn coming up behind him before he even reached the face off dot and Killorn simply coasts in and finishes the check. I agree with HTO that Ranger put himself in a vulnerable position, hence the fluky injury. That play shouldn’t of even been penalized.

Posted by godblender on 03/20/14 at 11:02 AM ET

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Ranger was only at the hospital for a short time, now back with the team and it has been confirmed, no action against Killorn.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/20/14 at 11:03 AM ET

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From afar, the hit didn’t look that bad

Gotta disagree… it looked very bad immediatly… he ducked his head and twisted his body right before impact because he skated past the puck… he looked to be out cold… wasn’t moving…

Very scary hit.

Posted by alwaysaurie on 03/20/14 at 11:54 AM ET

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