This makes us feel uneasy for Ryan Carpenter and his family.
Others, including former NHLer and advocate Dan Carcillo, are simply outraged and would like someone from the Vegas Golden Knights to pay for the decision taken on Carpenter's condition during last night's 3-2 shootout win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
During the second period of the contest, Lightning's Cedric Paquette came in hard on Carpenter, who was already off balance on the play. The hit was clean, however, the result was simply scary. Carpenter lay crumpled on the ice. When he tried to get up, he wobbled, but still wanted to skate to the bench on his own. The trainer did nothing. Carpenter lost his balance and had to be finally helped to the dressing room.
We all know it was a concussion. It doesn't seem to take a medical degree to determine that...
Carcillo and several fans were upset about the hit, that went unpenalized on the play, but were more outraged to find out that Carpenter was back on the ice for the third period, despite reportedly undergoing the concussion protocol...
The former NHLer criticized the trainer for the way he acted around Carpenter, who clearly shouldn't have gotten up so quickly following the hit, and went harder after the team for allowing the veteran forward from playing a shift in the third period. Carcillo posted on his social media account several comments and even proof that Carpenter was on the ice during the third period of the contest.
Caricllo tweeted after the game last night, and kept putting up disturbing information out to fans on Wednesday.
There is no word yet on the condition of Carpenter, however, we certainly hope the forward will feel better and take the time to recover before jumping back on the ice - like the team let him do last night!