Preds’ Ekholm bloodied after nasty hit at Worlds

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Nashville defenseman Mattias Ekholm was temporarily shaken up during today’s Sweden-Germany match at the 2015 World Hockey Championships on this devastating hit from Stephan Daschner:

Daschner was given an interference major and game misconduct for the hit, which occurred in the final few seconds of the opening period. Ekholm, meanwhile, was bloodied and appeared enraged at Daschner as the two crossed paths heading down the tunnel.

Ekholm was able to return to the contest and finished with just over 19 minutes of ice time. Sweden narrowly defeated the Germans 4-3, after which the Swedish Ice Hockey Association tweeted out this: