On Thursday evening, the American Airlines Center went eerily quiet while a motionless Roman Polak laid facedown on the ice following a dangerous collision with the boards.
The Dallas Stars defenceman was stretchered off the ice and transported to the hospital after he crashed into the boards with his head and shoulder.
Roman Polak being stretchered off after going hard into the corner boards pic.twitter.com/9olNQRUxER— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 4, 2019
While NHL fans were all holding their breath, NESN’s Bruins play-by-play announcer, Jack Edwards, should have been holding his tongue.
"That looked self-induced, didn't it?" said Andy Brickley, NESN's Bruins color analyst, after the incident.
“Has a little bit of bad hockey karma,” Jack Edwards replied.
Twitter caught wind of the comment and erupted, calling Edwards out for his insensitive remarks and poor taste.
Allan Walsh, the agent representing Polak with Octagon Hockey, wasn’t impressed at all with the callous comment.
I have tremendous respect for the Bruin players that sent best wishes. All class. As for Jack Edwards, to say Roman’s injury was “bad hockey karma” while he was laying on motionless on the ice, you are truly a piece of shit and an absolute disgrace. https://t.co/NiUyScZFW1— Allan Walsh (@walsha) October 4, 2019
On a more positive note, Polak reportedly has full use of his extremities and is feeling better. As of this moment we don’t know much about the specifics of his injury, the severity, or how long he may be sidelined.
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