NHL playoffs: Linesman Steve Barton suffers dislocated knee cap, torn quadriceps in game

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NHL playoffs: Linesman Steve Barton suffers dislocated knee cap, torn quadriceps in game
NHL playoffs: Linesman Steve Barton suffers dislocated knee cap, torn quadriceps in game

NHL linesman Steve Barton will undergo surgery after suffering a dislocated knee cap and torn quadriceps during the Columbus Blue Jackets-Washington Capitals playoff game Sunday night. The ugly injury occurred when Barton was skating backwards and nicked the skate of Columbus forward Josh Anderson at Capital One Arena in Game 2 of the first-round series. He fell awkwardly to the ice and seemed to be in considerable pain when he was helped off by team trainers late in the second period. “Fortunately, doctors told him this is the type of injury that you recover back to 100 percent,” NHL director of officiating Steven Walkom said, via The Athletic's Aaron Portzline. This season has been unlucky

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