Ottawa Senators forward Scott Sabourin is expected to be released from hospital Sunday after his head hit the ice in a gruesome incident against the Boston Bruins on Saturday.
Sabourin was finishing a check against Bruins forward David Backes and made incidental contact with his head, crashing to the ice face-first. The 27-year-old laid motionless on the ground for several minutes before being stretchered off the ice.
Ottawa revealed in a statement that Sabourin also fractured his nose as a result of the play.
Sabourin appears to be taking his injury in stride, posting a photo of his bruised face to Instagram on Sunday morning.
Some good news! Scott Sabourin posted on his Instagram this morning a thank you for all the well wishes and that he hopes to be back on the ice.— Hailey Salvian (@hailey_salvian) November 3, 2019
Don’t look at the photo if you don’t like stitches and blood etc. pic.twitter.com/jgs2upB9lY
Here is the play in question and we don’t necessarily recommend watching it:
Really scary scene in Boston as Scott Sabourin appears to lose consciousness after colliding with David Backes pic.twitter.com/fwzS2Bv9r1— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) November 2, 2019
Sabourin is making his NHL debut this season after several seasons in the AHL, posting a goal and an assist in 11 games with the Senators thus far.
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