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.
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:
Source: Brady Tretternero
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