NHL News : Edler smashes face on the ice, blacks out, is taken off the ice on a stretcher
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Edler smashes face on the ice, blacks out, is taken off the ice on a stretcher

Scary incident for the Canucks veteran.

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Midway through the third period of tonight’s contest between the Vancouver Canucks and Philadelphia Flyers, veteran Canucks defenseman Alex Edler got tangled up with Flyers forward Jakub Voracek and took a nasty spill on the ice. He appeared to lose consciousness and had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher.

Here’s the play:


It was a scary play, but word is that Edler is now conscious and sitting up.

Here’s a clip of Edler being stretcher off the ice while Voracek gives him a pat and, presumably, apologizes.


No official word from the Canucks yet, but here’s hoping Edler’s injury is not serious.

UPDATE:

Edler's knee was reportedly injured on the play, as well. Not tough to imagine given the awkward twisting on the play. Again, here's another angle:

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