Even with increasingly impressive padding, being a goalie is a dangerous job.
Thursday provided a frightening example of the risks involved, as Antti Raanta took a downright scary slap shot to the mask and headed toward the New York Rangers locker room.
You can watch it happen with multiple angles in the video above. Here’s that unsettling moment in GIF form as well:
His condition is currently unclear, although he took some time to leave the ice.
PHT will provide more information when it is made available.
Update: He won’t return to the game, which isn’t a big surprise.