Michael Raffl collapses on Flyers bench in game against Rangers (Video)

Philadelphia Flyers forward Michael Raffl collapsed on the team bench during their game against the New York Rangers at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.

The situation happened after Raffl seemed to take an inadvertent elbow to the face from Rangers forward Jarret Stoll.

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Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia explains what happened.

He skated to the bench and took a seat as the Rangers began a power play. Six seconds into the power play, the Flyers were tapping sticks loudly on the bench as Raffl had collapsed. Play was halted at 2:58 and Raffl was helped up the tunnel. Raffl, who has one assist this season, was replaced on Claude Giroux’s top line by Brayden Schenn. When play resumed, the Rangers scored on their power play to tie the game at 2-2.

According to Panaccio, the Flyers announced Raffl suffered an “upper body” injury and won’t return.

In the video it appeared Raffl was able to walk back into the Philadelphia dressing room, albeit with some help.

The 26-year-old Raffl had one assist in six games this season with the Flyers. A year ago he notched 21 goals in 67 games.

UPDATE: Raffl is OK reports Panaccio.

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