Earlier today we reported on the fact that Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty was forced to leave practice after suffering an apparent high stick to the face, and now we have more details filtering out from the team.
First and foremost we now know that it was indeed a high stick to the face that dropped Pacioretty, and furthermore we know it came from teammate Michael McCarron who spoke to Sportsnet's Eric Engels after the incident.
"He just held his face and skated off. I don't think he was bleeding or anything, there was no blood on the ice, I don't know."
"It's not a good feeling, especially when you're not even in the lineup right now. I couldn't feel worse. It's a tough play, I'm battling in practice, and that's just how it goes sometimes. It just couldn't be a worse time right now. I hope he's alright. I don't know"
We still don't know the severity of the injury but head coach Claude Julien has reportedly informed the media that Pacioretty will be evaluated just prior to game time tomorrow, and added that he feels confident he will be ready to go.