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Johansson goes down after head shot from Barbashev

Uh oh… not good. Especially with this guy’s concussion history.

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Midway through the first period of tonight’s Game 5 between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues and we already have a controversial play.

Blues forward Ivan Barbashev absolutely obliterates Bruins forward Marcus Johansson with a hit that looks AWFULLY close to a head shot.

Here’s the hit in question:


Johansson appears no worse for wear and hasn’t missed any shifts, but he was CLEARLY rattled with the hit. Could the Blues be looking at another meeting with NHL Player Safety?