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Jack Johnson of the Kings rode Ryan Smyth into the boards, and his head met the glass partition that starts at the end of the bench.
Smyth was out cold but did come to and he was talking while being strapped down to a body board.
screen shot added at 9:56pm... (below)
added 10:04pm, via TSN,
In the lockeroom after the hit, Smyth was conscious and walking. He was being taken to hospital for tests.
video added 10:41pm... (below)
From the CP via TSN,
“I was cut before in my face and I didn’t even feel it. This time, it was kind of like a stab, I felt like somebody stabbed me,” he said. “After it wasn’t the pain, it was more what was going to happen.
“I kind of got a bit weaker when I got to the bench and then I don’t remember much but I remember I was talking to our trainer Zenobi and a doctor was putting so much pressure on my neck I couldn’t breathe. ..
“I was just wishing, `OK, let’s go to the surgery, give me some injections so I’m going to be sleeping and I can wake up after.’ It was painful just the pressure they were putting on my neck.”
His carotid artery on the right side of his throat was nearly completely severed. Surgery to reattach it at Buffalo General Hospital took an hour.
more from Zednik as he addressed the media today
Update 3:25pm ET: ESPN provides video (below) of the press conference:
The Edmonton Oilers took another blow to their lineup on Monday, as the team learned that centre Shawn Horcoff will have season-ending shoulder surgery.
Horcoff missed the Oilers’ game against Dallas on Friday after aggravating the injury - which he was nursing all season - in the NHL All-Star Game last week.
From the AP via USAToday,
The Thrashers snapped a five-game losing streak, but Atlanta’s 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night might have been costly as leading scorer Ilya Kovalchuk left the game with an apparent knee injury.
Kovalchuk scored his 38th goal, but was forced out of the game for good in the second period. He was injured in a knee-on-knee hit from Pittsburgh’s Jarkko Ruutu and made a brief return later in the frame for one shift, but didn’t return.
Kovalchuk was leveled by Ruutu 3:21 into the second period. The collision left Kovalchuk laying on the ice in obvious pain in front of Atlanta’s bench before he limped to the locker room.
Updated 11:55pm ET: Video of the incident below.
via the AP,
Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson has a groin injury and isn’t expected to play Saturday against Philadelphia.
Ottawa’s top scorer was injured during Thursday’s shootout loss to Pittsburgh. He had three assists in the game, but wasn’t able to take a shootout attempt.
Senators coach John Paddock says his captain is day-to-day, but “I don’t think that day-to-day includes playing tomorrow.”
From Lisa Dillman at the LA Times,
The left side of his face has been surgically reinforced and then some, with four plates, and that means Kings enforcer Raitis Ivanans might require a new nickname.
“Terminator,” he said.
But that doesn’t mean he’ll set off the machines going through security at airports, not that the Kings will be flying commercial any time soon.
“Everyone says that there would be beeping,” he said. “But it’s titanium.”
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*Ivanans is expected to return to the Kings lineup by Wednesday, and wearing a face shield for at least 4 weeks
from the CP via TSN,
Just as defenceman Aaron Ward returned from a concussion, blue-liner Andrew Ference was sidelined for a second time this month - this time with a sprained knee.
Ference returned from an upper body injury for the Bruins’ 5-2 victory over Toronto on Thursday night, only to suffer a brand new injury.
more on the Bruins…
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin didn’t practise Friday because of an unspecified knee injury but said he expects to play Saturday night in Philadelphia.