Linesman Steve Barton taken to hospital after hitting head on ice (Update)


Scary moment in the first period of Monday’s game in Edmonton between the Oilers and Columbus Blue Jackets when linesman Steve Barton hit his head on the ice following a collision with Connor McDavid.

You can see the play in the video above.

Barton remained on the ice and had to be taken off on a stretcher.

According to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector, Barton was taken to a local hospital and was speaking to doctors and moving all extremities during the trip.



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