Calgary Flames defenseman Ladislav Smid left Friday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins with what the Calgary Herald reported as an upper-body injury.
Smid took a high and devastating hit from Penguins defenseman Simon Despres in the second period and did not return. Below is a GIF of the hit, courtesy @myregularface.
“It looked like a forearm or something to the head,” Flames star defenseman Mark Giordano told the Calgary Herald. “It all depends on how the league sees it.”
Meanwhile, the once red-hot Flames have now lost four in a row, after getting defeated 3-1 by the Penguins, who were without their star Sidney Crosby, as he’s held out of the lineup for at least one more game for precautionary reasons.