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Jason Demers’ hit to Tyson Barrie’s head…Looks bad

It's not a late-season game without a dirty hit or two, so Stephane Quintal and the Shanahan-less Department of Player Safety might want to look at a hit which occurred during the Colorado Avalanche's 5-1 loss to San Jose:

Tyson Barrie took a hard hit from Jason Demers, and the Denver Post's Terry Frei reports that the shoulder-to-head hit yielded...The kind of injury update you'd expect from Patrick Roy's playoff-bound team:

Roy wouldn't expand on the "upper body" description of Barrie's injury, "Obviously, as we get closer to the playoffs I'm going to keep it like this. . . We'll see how it goes in the next couple of days." He added he hadn't yet checked in the training room and didn't know much about the injury, either.

Update: Some Hockey Videos noted that the Avs gave as good as they got:

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