Harrison Mooney

  • Canucks' Daniel Sedin stretchered off ice, taken to hospital after hit from behind (Video)

    Harrison Mooney at Puck Daddy2 days ago

    With nothing left to play for, the Vancouver Canucks had to be hoping that the final game of their terrible season would come and go without incident.

    No such luck. Late in the second period, Daniel Sedin was driven into the boards from behind by Paul Byron of the Calgary Flames. After he lay on the ice for a worrisomely long time, he was stretchered off the ice and taken immediately to hospital. 

    Rogers Arena can be an incredibly quiet building. But it's never been quite that silent, as fans sat and waited for a sign that Daniel was okay.

    Byron was given a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct, both of which appeared to be reactions to the sight of Daniel on the ice. No question there was a push, but this one seemed more awkward than anything. It will be interesting to see how the league views it. Will Byron be unavailable to begin next season due to suspension? And if so, will the stretcher's appearance in the clip inflate the ban?

    Henrik Sedin left with his brother, but did return.

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