The Tampa Bay Lightning are already struggling to score to surprising degree in 2015-16. Losing Ondrej Palat wouldn’t help matters.
As you can see from the video above, Nino Niederreiter landed on Palat’s leg in a very unfortunate way, and it looked pretty ugly on the ice.
At the moment, it’s a very unlucky accident, though it’s too early to say what kind of damage might have occurred.
Palat was able to get to the Lightning’s bench, but after that, he was helped to the locker room. PHT will keep an eye out for updates regarding the two-way forward’s condition.
Update: The Lightning reported that he suffered a “lower-body injury” and will not return.
The Wild shut the Lightning out 1-0, so those scoring concerns aren’t exactly dying down.