Ryane Clowe leaves Game 5, won’t return

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The tension is building between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, so Ryane Clowe could really be missed.

The 30-year-old forward left Game 5 on Friday with an undisclosed injury and won’t return. The New York Daily News’ Pat Leonard is concerned that Clowe is suffering from concussion-like symptoms, which is especially worrisome since he dealt with a head injury in late April.

Clowe only played one shift after a hit by Jason Chimera, which earned the Capitals forward a two-minute minor penalty for boarding.

Chimera, 34, also delivered a questionable blow on Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman tonight, so he’s clearly not making a lot of friends.

Update: Here’s video of the hit that injured Clowe:

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