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Brett Gallant Appears To Be Fine After Collapsing On The Team Bench

from Jared Clinton of The Hockey News,

Gallant, 27, collapsed while sitting on the bench during a TV timeout in the second period of the Monsters’ weekend-opening game against the Toronto Marlies. Gallant remained down while he was attended to by medical staff, and after several minutes on the bench, he was placed on a stretcher and taken from the ice.

Shortly after Gallant was taken from the ice, the game between the Monsters and Marlies continued.

According to Lake Erie coach Jared Bednar, Gallant experienced a fainting incident.

“All indications are that he’s fine,” Bednar told THN’s Ryan Kennedy. “When he left here, he was up talking and walking around. They were going to take him to the hospital to run some tests and make sure nothing more serious was going on. We haven’t heard anything more than he’s doing fine.”

There was no immediate update on Gallant’s status, but before the start of the third frame the Monsters’ official Twitter account reported that he had left the building for further medical attention.

“We can report that Brett Gallant is alert and conscious,” the Monsters said. “He is currently being transported to a local hospital. We’re thinking of you, Gally.”

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Watch the incident below...

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Preparing To Brawl, Remove The Helmet Of The Other Guy First

from David M. Singer of HockeyFights.com,

Barch and Gallant dropped the gloves three times last night, each earning an automatic game misconduct after the third.

Special attention will be paid to round two. Gallant, a rookie, must wear a helmet with a visor (new rule). Generally a player who has a moment before and wears a visor will remove his helmet, and the other player will follow suit. However, starting this season players that remove their own helmet before a fight will receive a minor penalty (another new rule). A few sets of players have already picked up the minors, elongating their five PIMs to seven.

Gallant had another idea. He loosened his helmet and invited Barch to do the same. Barch almost took off his own helmet, hesitated, then took off Gallant's instead, and Gallant returned the favor. Then, the fight.

Victorian era honor. The Code. A ridiculous loophole on display. Call it what you will, but the NHL will likely modify the rule to prevent this. The preseason has more players fighting to prove themselves than the regular season though, and it's unlikely we'd see this in a real game setting. Crafty nonetheless.

more plus of course videos of all three fights... You can also watch round two below....

Shawn Thornton mentioned a few days ago he would remove the opponent's helmet if he was wearing a visor and it appears other 'fighters' have caught on quickly.

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  Tags: brett+gallant, krys+barch

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