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Video- Another ‘Unexpected’ Big Hit, Oshie On Krejci

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

David Krejci, three floors above the North Station rail tracks, left the action early in overtime last night when he suffered a head-on collision with the No. 74 commuter train known as the TJ Oshie Express.

Oshie, the hard-charging St. Louis center in the No. 74 sweater, hammered head on with Krejci along the boards in front of the visitor’s penalty box at the Garden. The stunned Krejci, who suffered a season-ending wrist injury in last season’s playoffs, was first rocked by Oshie’s shoulder to his head. Krejci then slammed his head against the top of the boards, and it looked as if the point of contact was near his left temple.

continued and watch the video of the hit below…

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  Tags: david+krejci, tj+oshie

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HeilThom's avatar

Looked like Krejci saw him coming. If you stop it at the 53 second mark, it seems like they’re both going for the hit. I think Krejci just ended up in a bad position.

Posted by HeilThom from Hockeytown, USA on 11/07/10 at 12:45 PM ET

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Further proof that they may want to think about redesigning the boards, so they don’t have a “lip”.  That is what did the most damage there, and has been doing damage to players for decades.  You’d think they’d employ a completely seamless design between the boards and the glass so there isn’t a chance of this happening - we’d see much fewer of these and “facial reconstruction needed” type hits.

Posted by BuzzFledderjohn on 11/07/10 at 01:28 PM ET

Jakub's avatar

Just a good, clean hit by Oshie. Krejci went in looking for contact, but not expecting a freight train. Hoping he’ll come out of this with no injuries, but he was done on the ice for awhile. With Savard out and Seguin already playing center, I’m not sure how the lines would look if he misses any time.

Posted by Jakub on 11/07/10 at 02:19 PM ET

CMo44's avatar

Legal

Posted by CMo44 on 11/07/10 at 02:23 PM ET

Chris from NOHS's avatar

Awesome legal hit.

Posted by Chris from NOHS from Columbus, OH/Grand Rapids, MI on 11/07/10 at 03:26 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

As much as I hate the phrase, that’s a “keep your head up” moment.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 11/07/10 at 03:29 PM ET

Jakub's avatar

If you’re insinuating his head was down, you didn’t watch the clip. Not only was his head up, he was trying to make some of the contact, but Oshie just barreled through him like he did to Chara earlier.

Reports from Joe McDonald from the Bruins blog on ESPN say mild concussion.

http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/bruins/post/_/id/2681/krejci-injured-in-ot-no-word-on-severity

Posted by Jakub on 11/07/10 at 03:37 PM ET

Luongo-is-my-hero's avatar

that was such an awesome hit.

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 11/07/10 at 03:59 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Head down or up is irrelevant really. My point was he was unprepared for contact.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 11/07/10 at 04:04 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Unprepared? Not so much.

This reminds me of Datsyuk…when people go to light him up. Often than not he in turn knocks them on their rumps instead.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 11/07/10 at 04:26 PM ET

Lindas1st's avatar

That’s just a hockey collision where one player seen it about to happen and braced himself for the contact before the other player did.
Head on a swivel.

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 11/07/10 at 07:19 PM ET

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