Dallas Stars defenceman Roman Polak left Thursday’s game against the Boston Bruins on a stretcher after colliding into the boards during the second period.
Polak lost his edge while battling against Bruins forward Chris Wagner for a loose puck and the play was whistled dead almost immediately.
The 33-year-old remained down on the ice for several minutes before the stretcher came out, with both teams visibly shaken.
Here’s how it happened, and we’d recommend looking away:
Roman Polak being stretchered off after going hard into the corner boards pic.twitter.com/9olNQRUxER— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) October 4, 2019
Polak was taken to the hospital for further evaluation.
Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery for Polak and that the injury is less serious than it appeared.
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