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Jacob Trouba became the third NHL player this week to leave a game on a stretcher. This time, however, it wasn't the result of a dirty hit.
Early in the second period as Trouba was tracking a Jim Slater dump-in into the St. Louis Blues' zone, the Winnipeg defenseman tried to make contact with Jordan Leopold and appeared to trip over his skate, landing face first into the end boards:
After being attended to for several minutes on the ice, medical personnel took Trouba off the ice on a stretcher. He was moving his legs and alert the entire time. While leaving the ice he did give the MTS Centre crowd a thumbs up.
According to Scott Brown of the Jets, Trouba has been taken to a local hospital for x-rays and is moving all his extremities and communicating.
UPDATE: Trouba has been released from hospital. A further update will be provided by the team on Saturday. The 19-year old rookie poked a little fun at himself on Twitter:
Thanks for the support. If you were wondering, the boards are not edible. I'll be back soon. #gojetsgo
— Jacob Trouba (@JacobTrouba) October 19, 2013
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