March 12, 2011
Take a look:
It wasn't exactly the "same scenario," as Doughty's back made contact with the boards to slow his velocity into the turnbuckle. But within context of the Zdeno Chara(notes) hit, and with Doughty going off the ice, it was unsettling.
"I'm fine. Obviously I was back out there again, so I'm fine. I just got it right on the nose again. There was a little bit of blood, but nothing drastic. I didn't see the turnbuckle there. I kind of had my head down, making the play, and I ran right into it. But I'm fine, and he obviously didn't mean to do it. … I missed a couple shifts, just to come in here [the locker room] and make sure I was symptom-free, but everything was fine."
Indeed. No airlines threatening to pull their sponsorship. No calls to 9-1-1. No police investigations. Just, as they say, a hockey play.