Update: Fantastic news from the Buffalo Sabres: Victor Antipin is no longer hospitalized after being taken under observation on Saturday night. It’s a promising sign that he’s been released during the same night as the Sabres’ 7-4 win against Nashville.
Sadly, there’s been another scary incident that required a player leaving the ice on a stretcher today.
The latest instance came after Scott Hartnell hit Victor Antipin from behind with an awkward-looking hit. Hartnell received a five-minute boarding major and game misconduct for the check, which set the stage for the Buffalo Sabres to take a 6-4 lead against the Nashville Predators heading into the second intermission.
Take a look at the hit from this video:
As well as a slow-motion version:
The Predators may suffer an injury from this game, too, as Viktor Arvidsson was shaken up after falling into the boards following a first-period collision.
This post will be updated when more is known about the Antipin’s status.
Early word isn’t optimistic regarding Brandon Carlo, the Boston Bruins defenseman who left a game against the Florida Panthers on a stretcher. In Carlo’s case, it looked like a pretty gruesome leg injury.
Update: Sabres coach Phil Housley said that, while Antipin’s been taken to hospital, the team is under the impression that he’s “doing well now,” according to the Buffalo News’ Mike Harrington.