Frightening scene as Kings prospect stretchered off the ice

You never like to see this.



You never like to see a player go down with injury, especially when it appears to be of the serious variety. 

Los Angeles Kings prospect Tobias Bjornfot took a heavy hit from behind Kraken prospect Jacob Melanson in last night's game between the Ontario Reign and Coachella Valley Firebirds. His distress was immediately evident, and it would eventually require the use of a stretcher to safely remove him from the ice. 

Melanson was assessed a five-minute major and ejected from the game.

The Reign would issue the following statement: 

“Bjornfot left tonight’s Ontario Reign game with an injury late in the first period. He is alert and currently undergoing precautionary testing.”

The good news is that he was moving his arms and legs before being stretchered off the ice. The 22-year-old defenseman was selected 22nd overall by the Kings in the first round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. 

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