Referee TJ Luxmore takes flying skate to the leg in scary scene in New York

Scary stuff.



It’s not only hockey players that can get hurt during a game in the NHL. Officials are also at risk. On Friday night during Game 3 of the first round series between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Islanders, referee TJ Luxmore took a flying skate to the leg as Brady Skjei tumbled into the boards.

Luxmore was slow to get back to his feet and left the game, clearly in pain. It was assumed that Wes McCauley, who was on standby at the arena, would come in for the rest of the contest, but Luxmore, like a trooper came back into the game.

Hockey players AND refs are a different breed.

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