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Sports Habs' Danault taken from ice on stretcher

06:21  14 january  2018
06:21  14 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Phillip Danault taken off ice on stretcher after Zdeno Chara slapshot to the face - Bruins vs Canadiens (01/13/18).

Danault left the ice on stretcher and was taken to hospital, where the team said in a statement he was conscious and moving. That was a relief for Chara, the big Bruins defenceman who owns one of the NHL's hardest shots. "I was hoping that he was not hurt," said Chara.

  Habs' Danault taken from ice on stretcher © Provided by thecanadianpress.com Montreal Canadiens centre Phillip Danault was taken off the ice on a stretcher after being hit in the head by a Zdeno Chara slapshot on Saturday night.

The rising shot at 18:23 of the second period looked to hit Danault on the side of the head. He lay on the ice for several minutes before being lifted onto a stretcher and taken away for treatment.

He was moving and appeared to be speaking to medical staff before he left the ice, to an ovation from the Bell Centre crowd.

The Canadiens issued a statement during the third period that said: "Danault suffered a head injury. He was taken to the hospital for further exams. He is awake and moving."

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Danault left the ice on stretcher and was taken to hospital, where the team said in a statement he was conscious and moving. That was a relief for Chara, the The rising shot at 18:23 of the second period looked to hit Danault on the side of the head. He lay on the ice for several minutes before being lifted

Montreal Canadiens centre Phillip Danault was taken off the ice on a stretcher after being hit in the head by a Zdeno Chara slapshot on Saturday night.

Chara and other players from both teams gathered around Danault as he was attended by medical staff.

The 24-year-old Victoriaville, Que., native, a first round draft pick by Chicago in 2011, is in his third full NHL season. He usually plays on a top line with Max Pacioretty. He has seven goals and 15 assists in 43 games this season.

Canadiens coach Claude Julien said after the game that Danault would remain in hospital overnight and would be re-evaluated on Sunday.

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