Reilly Smith shaken up by big Niklas Kronwall hit (Video)


People use Niklas Kronwall‘s last name as a verb far less often than they used to, but that doesn’t mean that the Detroit Red Wings defenseman can’t make someone pay with a big check in 2016-17.

The Florida Panthers are currently hoping for the best after Reilly Smith was clearly shaken up by a hard Kronwall hit on Friday.

As you can see from the video above, Smith was in a vulnerable position trying to receive a (“suicide”) pass and absorbed quite the blow. The Miami Herald’s George Richards believes that Smith might be going through concussion protocol, so we’ll find out if he’ll be able to shake that off or if he misses some time.